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Swansea Police Department
Upcoming Accreditation Assessment
Chief Marc Haslam is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on October 12, 2021, to begin examining various aspects of the Swansea Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.
Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s 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 Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 55% 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 Marc Haslam or the Department’s Accreditation Manager Lt. Patrick Mooney).
Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program
The members of the Swansea Police Department are committed to providing professional law enforcement services to our residents, business community, and visitors alike. In partnership with the community, we will maintain a proactive approach to the protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, and a commitment to resolve the concerns of those we serve in a timely manner.
We will strive for the Swansea Police Department to be the leading law enforcement agency - a model for others to emulate. We will hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard of conduct: strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens and visitors, while working to improve the overall quality of life. We will ensure our residents and visitors feel safe and secure in their homes and business, while walking our streets, traveling our roadways, or in conducting their daily activities.
In accomplishing these goals, service will be our commitment, honor and integrity our mandate.