Manlius Police Department receives reaccreditation status

— The town of Manlius Police Department received reaccreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) at an awards ceremony in Garden Grove, Calif., on March 22.

The agency, which has been accredited through CALEA since 1996, was recently inspected by a team of CALEA Assessors for compliance with the 464 standards of the Law Enforcement Program.

The town of Manlius Police Department was awarded a certificate for “Advanced Meritorious Accreditation,” a designation that identifies the town of Manlius Police Department as maintaining an accreditation status for a period of 15 or more continuous years.

The CALEA Accreditation process is a proven management model that provides for the framework to ensure efficient use of resources and service delivery improvements; policies and practices that are consistently reviewed and updated; verification from independent outside assessors to ensure trust and transparency; greater accountability within the agency; reduced risk and liability exposure through policy and internationally accepted best practices; and community advocacy and involvement.

“CALEA Accreditation has helped this organization ensure the public trust through best practices and proven policy,” said town of Manlius Police Chief Francis R. Marlowe. “The program continues to evolve as our environment evolves. Standards build trust, and the verification process of an on-site inspection ensures transparency of operations for our citizens who demand a top notch law enforcement agency,” he added.

The town of Manlius Police Department is a joint municipal police agency which was formed in 1985 from combining the Villages of Fayetteville, Manlius, and Minoa Police Departments. Led by Chief Francis R. Marlowe, the agency provides full service law enforcement services to a community of approximately 32,000 residents living in the three villages and the town.

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