What is Certification
Doraville Police is one of 129 Georgia Law Enforcement Agencies in the State of Georgia to be Certified by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Only 11 percent of the 1,179 agencies in Georgia meet these Certification Standards.
What is Certification
Certification status represents a significant professional achievement. Certification acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.
Benefits of Certification
* Confirmation that agency practices are consistent with progressive professional standards
* Greater operational and administrative effectiveness
* Enhanced understanding of agency policies and practices
* Greater public confidence in the agency
* Recognition in the field of outstanding achievement
* Reduced liability potential
* Greater governmental and community support
Cost of Certification
Certification Design and Development
In response to a request made by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and others, DCA formed a committee of representatives from law enforcement and local government to work with staff in undertaking a standards development project. POST was asked to be a co-sponsor of this effort and contributed equally to the project.
After several months of diligent work, committee and staff members produced a comprehensive set of voluntary, model management, operational and service level standards for Georgia law enforcement agencies.
In late 1996, the GACP assigned a committee, along with key members from the Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition (GPAC), to review and further develop the process to the point where it became a viable, workable program. From this collaborative effort, the Law Enforcement Certification Program, endorsed by the State of Georgia, was born.
The standards incorporate contemporary professional thought and practices in the State, and will insure the goal of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Georgia law enforcement agencies.
THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS
2. Policy Development
4. Joint Committee Review
5. Awards Ceremony
6. Monitoring Compliance