On Apr. 13, assessors from the Oregon Accreditation Alliance (OAA) conducted an on-site audit of the Beaverton Police Department (BPD) as part of its re-accreditation process. The department is evaluated every three years and once again received high marks from the OAA.
Assessor Jeff Staples stated, “I will be using your agency in the future as an example for others to follow when it comes to accreditation. The community should be confident with the professionalism of your personnel and administrative staff.”
BPD demonstrated compliance of 101 mandatory accreditation standards through written directives and policies, proofs, documented annual analyses and training, visual inspection of department operations (including the temporary holding facility and property and evidence facility), as well as interviews with department members.
The police department has successfully maintained its OAA accreditation status since 2005. Prior to joining the OAA (formed in 2001), BPD became one of the first agencies in Oregon in 1995 to become accredited through the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
Accreditation provides an objective confirmation to our community that the BPD’s commitment to leadership, resource management, and service delivery meets or exceeds best practices and rigorous professional standards.
The OAA will present the accreditation award at a City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jul. 13. Tune in at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/citycouncil.