Congratulations to the Augusta Police Department for being one of only eight departments in the State of Maine to be awarded accreditation by the Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

According to WABI, departments statewide have access to prove compliance with the best practice and standards for Maine law enforcement agencies.

Augusta's Police Chief, Jared Mills had to put forth much hard work to earn the accreditation. The department as a whole had to earn 162 standards to be awarded the accreditation.

In the WABI report, Chief Mills said:

”We’ve spent almost three years now getting this together. The evidence room was the big thing we had to tackle and that took some time, But, I have a dedicated staff. Hard work brought us together and it’s just really great all the way around.”

Overall, the process to earn accreditation is a difficult one with the Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program assessors combing through records, computer systems, and noting how a department deals with evidence, as well as training.

When you consider only eight departments in the state have earned this honor. It is truly something to celebrate and be proud of.

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