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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
November 27, 2023
LANSING – A team of assessors from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) will arrive on November 29, 2023, to examine all aspects of the Michigan Department of Attorney General Criminal Investigations Division policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Division Chief Aubrey Sargent announced today.
“Verification by the team that the Michigan Department of Attorney General Criminal Investigations Division meets the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission’s ‘best practice’ standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Sargent said.
As part of this final On-Site Assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the Assessment Team. They may do so between the hours of 08:30 am – 10:30 am.
Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards. A copy of the standards are available for inspection at 525 W. Ottawa Street, PO Box 30755, Lansing, MI 48933. Please contact the Accreditation Manager at 517-241-0316.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Michigan Department of Attorney General Criminal Investigations Division’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program manager or write the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864.
The Michigan Department of Attorney General Criminal Investigations Division must comply with 108 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Division Chief Aubrey Sargent added, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency and increased community advocacy.”
The Accreditation Program Director for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police is Chief Ron Wiles (Ret.). “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar Michigan law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Ron Wiles stated.
Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
The MACP, through its Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, is the authority and accreditation agency in the state of Michigan. For more information regarding the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, please write the Commission at: MACP, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864 or email.