John Horvath, Police Chief
168 Main St.
Rockport, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Friday, June 9, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Rockport Police Department To Undergo State Re-Accreditation Assessment
ROCKPORT — Chief John Horvath is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) is scheduled to arrive on July 10 to begin examining various aspects of the Rockport 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.
RPD received State Certification on July 30, 2003; full State Accreditation on June 17, 2005, and has been successfully re-assessed every three years since.
“Being an MPAC-accredited agency is a great honor for the department, and we are eager to undergo the evaluation process next month,” Chief Horvath said. “I am grateful for the hard work of everyone in the department to get us to this point, and I am proud of their sustained commitment to excellence.”
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Rockport 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 accreditation process is encouraged to contact Chief Horvath at 978-546-1212.