In early October, assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) visited the Lexington Police Department (LPD) as part of the re-accreditation process to review their policies, procedures, operations, and facilities.
We are pleased to announce that the assessors have notified LPD that they will be recommending the Department for re-accreditation by the MPAC commissioners, with the official award presentation coming in January 2022.
Re-accreditation assessments occur every three years. LPD achieved certification in 2013, accreditation in 2016, and re-accreditation in 2019.
About the Accreditation Process
Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The process scrutinizes a department's policies, procedures and practices.
In order to meet MPAC standards, a department must meet 257 mandatory standards, an additional 69 optional standards and an additional 24 new standards required by police reform for a total of 350. We are proud to announce that these standards were met without the need for correction.
LPD's accreditation team includes Accreditation Manager Sgt. David Bresnihan, Lt. Colleen Dunbar, Sgt. Christiana Severe, Officer Jeff Chaisson and Officer Chris Ducharme.