Police accreditation renewed for city

The Columbus Police Department has been re-accredited by a national organization after a comprehensive review.

The department received its re-accreditation after a hearing before the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, which conducted an independent review process of the department’s policies and procedures and included an on-site assessment this summer.

The accreditation requires an annual review of 188 standards such as code of conduct, hiring practices and recruiting, use of force and issues involving fair and impartial policing, according to a news release.

The Columbus Police Department has been accredited since 2014.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com