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LVMPD joins elite group of agencies to earn national status

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Updated: 7/30/2012 8:56 am
LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department became the eighth agency in the country on July 23 to be given a prestigious award from a national law enforcement accreditation agency.

LVMPD received the coveted Tri-Arc Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., which is given to law enforcement agencies that have a concurrent CALEA accreditation for their law enforcement agency, public safety communications center, and public safety training academy.

“To be recognized by an national agencies that is held in such high regard in law enforcement shows us that we are not only meeting professional standards but are well on our way to being an industry leader in law enforcement,” said Assistant Sheriff Ray Flynn, who appeared before the CALEA panel to represent LVMPD.

The Commission took this action after reviewing the reports of inspections by CALEA assessors for the re-accreditation of the Communications Center and the initial accreditation of the Training Academy.

LVMPD was first accredited in 1989 under Sheriff John Moran and has been reaccredited six times earning “Flagship” status in 2008 and the “Award of Excellence” in 2011. The LVMPD Communications Center was first accredited in 2009 and has now received its first re-accreditation status along with the LVMPD Training Academy receiving its initial accreditation under the leadership of Sheriff Doug Gillespie.

The LVMPD has a strong commitment to the Accreditation process which maintains accreditations with the American Correctional Association, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.

-- From news release

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