On April 4th, 2018, the Toledo Police Department and Toledo Public Safety Communications Center was each awarded stated accreditation from the Oregon Accreditation Alliance. Chief Enyeart, Sergeant Michael Pace, and Dispatch Supervisor Cassie Griffith were on hand to accept the accreditation certificates for the departments.
Oregon Accreditation Alliance and recently retired Newport Police Chief Mark Miranda presented the accreditation to Chief Enyeart as the Toledo City Council looked on. Miranda pointed out that “Accreditation is all about standards – Our profession, and our agencies. We have standards to become a police officer and dispatcher, standards to graduate from the police and dispatch academy, standards to be certified as an officer and dispatcher and standards for the varying level of certification we hold through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. We continually instruct and demand standards of accountability, performance and conduct.”
In Oregon, 36% of all law enforcement agencies are currently involved in the accreditation process. Roughly a quarter of Oregon law enforcement agencies are accredited. Toledo Police are now among them.
The Toledo Police Department and Toledo Public Safety Communications Center will be re-evaluated every three years in order to maintain their accreditation.
The Toledo Police Department and Toledo Public Safety Standards and Training will be recognized for their recent accreditation during the 2018 Oregon Chiefs of Police Conference in Bend on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.