The Everett Police Department is a state-accredited agency under the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Program. Everett Police received its first accreditation in 1990.
The Everett Police Department is committed to operating under industry best practices and established professional standards. The WASPC accreditation process requires compliance with approximately 133 standards in order to achieve successful completion. The process must be repeated every 4 years to maintain accredited status by WASPC.
Benefits of Accreditation
Increased public confidence in the agency
Provide a systemized agency self-assessment
Intensify administrative and operational effectiveness
Ensure recruitment, selection, and promotion processes are fair and equitable
Strengthen understanding of agency policies and procedures by agency personnel
Improve agency morale and pride
Decrease susceptibility to litigation and costly civil court settlements
Potentially reduce liability insurance costs
Provide state and local recognition of professional competence
The department's participation in this process sends a positive message to the community that the Everett Police Department is committed to providing services of the highest quality.