On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Chief Michael J. Dickey and Sgt. Kevin Rednour represented the police department at our triennial review for re-accreditation. At the conclusion, the Commission approved the award of Advanced Accreditation with Excellence for the Fairfield Police Department.
Basic accreditation consists of compliance with 188 applicable standards; advanced accreditation requires compliance with 484 applicable standards. The FPD is a Gold Standard agency.
The Accreditation with Excellence Award was created by CALEA as a symbolic incentive for agencies to employ accreditation in a manner that sets the benchmark for public safety professionalism. The award has been structured for the recognition of agencies that have met the following criteria:
Within our review group of 23 agencies, we were one of two agencies receiving an Advanced Accreditation with Excellence Award. In total, 91 agencies were reviewed during this conference.
The assessment team concluded in its report to the commission:
“Overall, the FPD has done an excellent job of building a strong foundation of professional police practices. The agency’s dedication to service with integrity and compassion is commendable, especially in today’s law enforcement world.”