Matthew J. King, Chief of Police
500 Great Road,
Littleton, MA 01460
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Littleton Police to Undergo Accreditation Assessment
LITTLETON — Chief Matthew King is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) is scheduled to arrive on June 13 to begin examining various aspects of the Littleton Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.
Verification by the Assessment Team that the department meets MPAC standards is part of a voluntary process to gain 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 accreditation evaluation is a rigorous and thorough process that reflects the hard work and professionalism of our entire department,” said Chief King. “I am proud of everyone in the department who has helped us reach this point, and am enthusiastic about moving forward through this process.”
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Littleton Police must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as a 55 percent of the optional standards.
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 King or the department’s Accreditation Manager Deputy Chief Jeff Patterson.