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Capitol Police Earns State Accreditation

Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Kent County | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014



IMG_2842 Completes Long and Arduous Process to Meet More than 100 Standards

Dover – Today, Governor Jack Markell, members of the State General Assembly, and Safety and Homeland Security Secretary Lewis D. Schiliro recognized Capitol Police for earning State accreditation.

“The State accreditation process raises the standards for our law enforcement agencies and sets the mark for excellence,” said Governor Markell. “Achieving accreditation is not only of great benefit to Capitol Police, but also to the citizens they serve to protect. We commend Capitol Police for dedicating their time and energy towards meeting the more than 100 standards set forth by their peers.”

Capitol Police, led by Chief John Horsman, worked through a long and arduous process to meet the standards as required by the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission (DPAC). In 2008, DPAC was formed to develop State standards as it relates to technical support, operations support and training support for local police agencies.

“The events surrounding last year’s shooting incident at the New Castle County Courthouse demonstrated with certainty the great need for training, good policies and procedures and above all strong leadership. We celebrate Capitol Police’s attainment of accreditation that highlights the professionalism, dedication and exemplary commIMG_2844itment to the high standards in law enforcement,” said Secretary Schiliro who also serves as the DPAC Chair.

Local police chiefs had been committed to creating a set of uniform standards and worked on this task for more than 10 years as members of the Delaware Police Chiefs Accreditation Committee.  However, the establishment of DPAC allowed the chiefs to join with other members of the public safety community to fast forward this process.

“It is with great pride that the Delaware Capitol Police has achieved this milestone. State Accreditation is more than pieces of paper with standards and polices printed on them. We must comply and practice these standards on a daily basis. In everything we do, we will strive to do it with excellence,” said Chief Horsman.

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Capitol Police Earns State Accreditation

Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Kent County | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014



IMG_2842 Completes Long and Arduous Process to Meet More than 100 Standards

Dover – Today, Governor Jack Markell, members of the State General Assembly, and Safety and Homeland Security Secretary Lewis D. Schiliro recognized Capitol Police for earning State accreditation.

“The State accreditation process raises the standards for our law enforcement agencies and sets the mark for excellence,” said Governor Markell. “Achieving accreditation is not only of great benefit to Capitol Police, but also to the citizens they serve to protect. We commend Capitol Police for dedicating their time and energy towards meeting the more than 100 standards set forth by their peers.”

Capitol Police, led by Chief John Horsman, worked through a long and arduous process to meet the standards as required by the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission (DPAC). In 2008, DPAC was formed to develop State standards as it relates to technical support, operations support and training support for local police agencies.

“The events surrounding last year’s shooting incident at the New Castle County Courthouse demonstrated with certainty the great need for training, good policies and procedures and above all strong leadership. We celebrate Capitol Police’s attainment of accreditation that highlights the professionalism, dedication and exemplary commIMG_2844itment to the high standards in law enforcement,” said Secretary Schiliro who also serves as the DPAC Chair.

Local police chiefs had been committed to creating a set of uniform standards and worked on this task for more than 10 years as members of the Delaware Police Chiefs Accreditation Committee.  However, the establishment of DPAC allowed the chiefs to join with other members of the public safety community to fast forward this process.

“It is with great pride that the Delaware Capitol Police has achieved this milestone. State Accreditation is more than pieces of paper with standards and polices printed on them. We must comply and practice these standards on a daily basis. In everything we do, we will strive to do it with excellence,” said Chief Horsman.

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