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Waynesboro Police Department gets certification

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The Waynesboro Police Department is a state certified law enforcement agency. There are less than 100 out of over 1200 law enforcement agencies in the state who are certified. On Monday, March 4, 2013 at 6:30pm a representative from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police will attend the meeting of the Waynesboro City Council to present a State Certification plaque to the city and the police department. 

WHAT IS CERTIFICATION?                          

Certification is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of certification lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by a joint executive committee that the agency has met the requirements for certification.

Certification status represents a significant professional achievement. Certification acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.


BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION

The benefits of certification include:

  • Confirmation that agency practices are consistent with progressive professional standards
  • Greater operational and administrative effectiveness
  • Enhanced understanding of agency policies and practices
  • Greater public confidence in the agency
  • Recognition in the field of outstanding achievement
  • Reduced liability potential
  • Greater governmental and community support
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