Home » News » Public Safety
Nashua Police Department seeks reaccreditation
NASHUA - A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will be at the Nashua Police Department through Tuesday.
"Accreditation is on a voluntary basis, but it is important to us because it shows the public and the commission itself that we choose to uphold about 470 standards that keep us up-to-date with modern law enforcement policies and procedures," Police Chief John Seusing said.
The police force has been accredited since 1991, and reaccredited in 1996, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010, according to the department's website, which states that Nashua is one of eight other departments in the state that are internationally accredited.
Seusing hopes that residents will attend tonight's public information session on accreditation, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the station on Panther Drive. The public is invited to offer comments at the meeting. Telephone comments are also being accepted from 1 to 3 p.m. today by calling 589-1652.
The CALEA team arrived Saturday. During the reaccreditation process, the assessors tour the station, review various files and reports, meet with personnel, interview staff, participate in ride-alongs and seek community input, according to Seusing.
"I'm looking forward to it," Seusing said, explaining this is his first time participating in the process as police chief.
"The management and staff of the agency, both sworn and non-sworn, are well-trained and dedicated to their job responsibilities and the community they serve," the 2010 assessment report for Nashua states. "The Nashua Police Department is also a leader in law enforcement in the region, and collaborates with area police agencies to solve crimes ... The agency is very proactive and has a positive impact on the community."
On Tuesday, assessors will share with Seusing any potential concerns or problems and also report a summary of their results.
Official reaccreditation - if approved - will take place during a conference in March in South Carolina.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the department's ability to meet the standards for accreditation may write to Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.
READER COMMENTS: 4
- Cause of 3-alarm Derry fire remains under investigation - 0
- Claremont police warn public about suspicious soda bottles - 0
- Mechanical failure ruled out in fatal plane crash that claimed lives of two Kingston men - 0
- UPDATED: Cause of three-alarm Derry blaze under investigation - 1
- Woman shot during Manchester drug raid ID'd - 0
- Weare police chief on leave amid domestic violence probe - 2
- Traffic backed up a mile in Hampton tractor-trailer accident - 0
- Citizen's Police Academy in Manchester set for Oct. 1 - 0
- Heating unit cause of blaze in Manchester - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Charles Arlinghaus: NH's job problem needs more than one fix - 2
- USNH's raw deal: Part deux - 0
- Every vote counts: Here is the proof - 0
- College Sports Roundup: NEC's Locke scores twice in soccer win - 0
- NHIAA Roundup: Campbell, Jutras blank Gilford - 0
- Pirates stay hot, blank Red Sox - 0
- Londonderry police to open station to residents - 0
- Man accused of raping 13-year old in Nashua - 1
- NHIAA Golf: Crusaders teeing up special year - 0
Man accused of raping 13-year old in Nashua
Alleged accomplice in brutal Bedford home invasion, attack on doctor and wife, says his testimony was coerced
Seabrook mom pleads not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted murder of her two children
Win tickets to see Demi Lovato
Another View -- Bill Duncan: What did the NH Supreme Court really say about private school funding?
Every vote counts: Here is the proof
USNH's raw deal: Part deux
Keene man charged with assault on 2-year-old
Labor fines proposed on school project