The Radford City Police Department recently received its sixth accreditation award from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) in Richmond.
Accreditation with VLEPSC is a voluntary process and requires that the agency undergo a thorough review by a team of outside assessors to ensure that their policies, procedures, and operations meet 191 standards encompassing all facets of law enforcement operations, training, personnel, and administration.
RPD Chief Jeff Dodson said he is “extremely proud of the men and women of the department” for achieving the accreditation.
“This award is yet another example of the high level of dedication, professionalism, and service from our staff,” Dodson said. “I would like to thank retired Radford Police Chief Gary Harmon for his help in guiding the department to our sixth award. Chief Harmon stepped in to help on very short notice and completed a tremendous amount of work to guide the agency to a zero-return accreditation final report.”
Radford City’s Police Department was initially accredited with VLEPSC in February of 2002. The agency has successfully been reaccredited every four years thereafter. During the most recent on-site review, the Radford City Police Department received zero file returns and received high praise from the assessment team for being “a progressive law enforcement agency that provides a high level of service to their community.”