A team of assessors from the Police Officers Standards and Training Council will arrive on Feb. 8, to examine the policies and procedures of the Darien Police Department, as they relate to Tier II Liability and General Management of the state accreditation standards.

Verification by the team that the Department meets POST Council’s state of the art accreditation standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation compliance — a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments. Comments can be directed to:

By Mail:

William Tanner, POSTC Accreditation Division, 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450.

By phone: 203.238.6026

By fax: 203.238.6643

By Email (please enter the name of the agency in the email subject line) Accreditation.compliance@po.state.ct.us

A copy of the standards is available at: Darien Police Department 25 Hecker Avenue,  Darien, CT 06820

Contact: Lieutenant Thomas J. (T.J.) Whyte, 203.662.5365

The accreditation manager for the Darien Police Department is Lieutenant T.J. Whyte. The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from the Connecticut law enforcement community. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be verified.

Once the POST Council accreditation assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the POST Council Accreditation committee who will recommend to the POST Council if the agency is to be re-accredited.

Accreditation is for 3 years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which they were initially accredited or re-accredited.

For more information regarding POST Council accreditation program, contact Tanner at the contact information above.

By Phone:

203.238.6026

By Fax:

203.238.6643

POSTC Accreditation Website:

http://www.ct.gov/post