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TO: ALL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION
DATE: June 14, 2013 CONTACT: Kim Lancaster
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 270.393.3642

BOWLING GREEN POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES
ACCREDITATION FOR FIFTH YEAR

Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police has recently re-accredited the Bowling Green Police Department for the 5th time. A formal presentation of the Accreditation certificate will take place at the KACP 41st Annual Conference in August 2013.

"We are now one of only two agencies stated-wide that have been accredited 5 times,” said Chief of Police Doug Hawkins. "This is a great accomplishment for our staff and particularly for Major Kevin Wiles who served as the Accreditation Manager.”

The accreditation process involves extensive documentation of KACP standards. There are 30 "Chapters" that each contain a varying number of standards. Altogether, there are approximately 162 specific standards that require support by documentation of compliance. Some of those standards include organization, command, general management, allocation of personnel, recruitment, patrol and juvenile operations.

In addition to the required documentation, the BGPD is required to pass an on-site inspection. This site visit includes an audit of certain records, training files, evidence, and equipment. Additionally, the inspectors interview (2) district officers and a dispatcher about knowledge of policies and procedures.

The re-accreditation process began approximately 12 months ago.

The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police was formed in 1971 to secure official and personal cooperation among law enforcement executives and the citizens of Kentucky. The membership consists of over 500 Kentucky Law Enforcement Executives.

For more information, please contact Kim Lancaster at 393-3642.