MLT police accredited for highest standards of policing

Commander Scott King accepts the accreditation plaque on behalf of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. (Courtesy of Mountlake Terrace Police Department)

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department has successfully completed a rigorous accreditation program certifying that it is operating under best practices and standards for law enforcement.

The program is administered by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs and involves an eight-phase process over several months, according to a news release.

The certification is awarded for a four-year period. The department has maintained accreditation since 2011.

“We are proud to be accredited,” Police Chief Pete Caw said. “It means our department has again achieved the highest standards for our profession.”

Accreditation includes administrative and operational effectiveness, fair recruitment and employment practices, records management, use of technology, health and safety, training, and other important law enforcement functions.

  1. Well done MLT Police Dept! Congratulations to all who work hard keeping our community safe, and all those behind the scenes who help keep the system running as smooth as possible.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real first and last names — as well as city of residence — are required for all commenters.
This is so we can verify your identity before approving your comment.

By commenting here you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read our code at the bottom of this page before commenting.