Warren B. Ryder, Chief of Police
520 Massachusetts Ave.
Boxborough, MA 01719
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Boxborough Police Department to Undergo Accreditation Assessment
BOXBOROUGH — Chief Warren Ryder is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) is scheduled to arrive on May 16 and 17 to begin examining various aspects of the Boxborough 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 Ryder. “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 Boxborough Police must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 55 percent of the optional standards.
These carefully selected standards include: Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid, Collection and Preservation of Evidence, Communications, Working Conditions, Crime Analysis, Community Involvement, Financial Management, Internal Affairs, Juvenile Operations, Patrol Administration, Public Information, Records, Traffic, Training, Drug Enforcement and Victim/Witness Assistance.
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 Ryder or the department’s Accreditation Manager, Lt. Warren O’Brien.
The Boxborough Police Department achieved State Certification from MPAC on Oct. 12 on its way to full accreditation.