Chamblee, GA, January 18, 2017 – by Anna Williams for The Post – The Chamblee Police Department was recognized Tuesday as being a Certified Law Enforcement Agency by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Former Chamblee Assistant Police Chief, Mark Bender, who is now the Director of the State Certification Program presented a certification plaque to CPD Chief Donny Williams. Detective Ray Ice received a plaque for his contributions as the Program State Certification Manager.
The GACP association’s goals are to promote cooperative, professional relationships throughout the state, to evaluate the standards of police institutions and the profession, to offer quality training and continuing education for administrators, and to provide opportunities for police executives to exchange information and experiences.
According to the GACP, Certification is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of certification lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by a joint executive committee that the agency has met the requirements for certification.
“Certification status represents a significant professional achievement,” says GACP. “Certification acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.”
The award Chamblee PD received Tuesday, is for the period of January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2019. The City of Chamblee Police Department is currently one of 121 state-wide agencies to achieve this status.