Police Department accreditation renewed

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Police Department passed a recent review of its standards and operating procedures by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Gwinnett police have been accredited since 1993 and this marks the department's fourth re-accreditation, according to a press release. Other agencies in the state who received similar status last month are the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Marietta Police Department.

"This action recognizes the extraordinary steps we've taken to demonstrate our professionalism and pride in delivering quality public safety services to our entire Gwinnett County community," Gwinnett Police Chief Charles Walters said.

The re-accreditation process included a self-assessment by the department as well as an on-site review by the association's team of assessors. The review included observation of procedures in actions, interviews with department personnel and input from the public.

"I'm extremely proud that our police force has been recognized in this way for their high standards and dedication to serving all the residents of Gwinnett County," Chairman Charles Bannister said.