Scott A. Dumas, Police Chief
477 Haverhill Street
Rowley, MA 01969
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 14, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Rowley Police Department to Undergo Voluntary Assessment for Re-Accreditation
ROWLEY — Chief Scott A. Dumas is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, May 22 to begin examining various aspects of the Rowley Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.
Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Police Accreditation Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or retain state Accreditation — a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as a percentage of the optional standards. The Rowley Police Department is seeking their 6th re-accreditation. The Rowley Police Department has been fully accredited by MPAC since October 2003.
Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief Dumas or the Department’s Accreditation Manager Captain David Sedgwick at 978-834-5180.
“I am extraordinarily pleased to announce the Rowley Police Department’s latest assessment by the Massachusetts police Accreditation Commission,” Chief Dumas said. “Accreditation ensures that the citizens of Rowley are receiving the highest levels of service from our department, which they rightfully expect every day.”