BRISTOL – On Thursday May 8, 2014 the Bristol Police Department (BPD) was officially awarded Tier 1 State Accreditation status and is therefore recognized as a State Accredited Police Agency, a first in the over 100 year history of the BPD.
The BPD met, or exceeded 124 well established standards based on recognized best practices within the Law Enforcement profession to achieve the respect and recognition of the Connecticut Police Officers Standards and Training Council to earn this award.
The Accreditation undertaking was part of a 2 ½ year rebuilding process of the BPD, our policies, and the public’s trust. Each and every sworn officer and civilian employee contributed to our success and should be proud of their accomplishment. While this honorable award has been bestowed upon the BPD, it is not the end, but rather the beginning. We must now continue to improve upon our current status and set the goal to obtain reaccreditation in the next 3 years.
In the next few weeks, the BPD will be honored with an official certificate to memorialize the Accreditation achievement.