Accreditation is 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. These carefully selected standards reflect critical areas of police management, operations, and technical support activities. They cover areas such as policy development, emergency response planning, training, communications, property and evidence handling, use of force, vehicular pursuit, prisoner transportation and holding facilities. The program not only sets standards for the law enforcement profession, but also for the delivery of police services to citizens of the commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission offers two program awards: Certification and Accreditation, with Accreditation being the higher of the two. Accreditation has been granted for a period of three years. Participation in the program is strictly voluntary. All Accredited agencies must undergo a two-day on-site reassessment every three years to maintain their Accreditation status.
The Randolph Police Department obtained the MPAC Certification Award in October 2014. Our initial accreditation awarded was achieved in 2015. We have since been re-accredited 2 times with the latest coming in January 2021.
For Department specific questions about standards, policies, and the accreditation process, email Cmdr. Melissa Greener (accreditation manager) or Sgt. Michael O’Neill (assistant accreditation manager).
For more information about the accreditation process, visit the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission website.