MPD accredited by national commission

The Maui Police Department received its eighth national accreditation award last month, following a multiyear assessment by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., police said.

Police Chief Tivoli Fauumu and members of the MPD accreditation team received the award July 29 at the commission’s 2017 summer conference in Providence, R.I.

The process included evaluations by assessors who visited county police stations this year, as well as the examination of the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

The MPD accreditation team went before the commission’s 21-member board of commissioners who reviewed findings and determined the department achieved accreditation status, according to police.

MPD had been going through the reaccreditation process every three years and was previously reaccredited on Aug. 3, 2014. With the recent award, MPD enters into a four-year accreditation cycle of annual remote reviews and a site-based assessment in the fourth year.

MPD received initial accreditation on Aug. 3, 1996.