Bristol police seek public input for re-accreditation

Bristol police seek public input for re-accreditation


All aspects of the Bristol Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services will be under review by a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

The review is part of a re-accreditation process with the commission, of which participation is completely voluntary. The review will examine if Bristol Police Department meets 482 standards of the commission, which guide law enforcement agencies’ self-improvement, citizen and staff confidence, fair personnel practices, management procedures and aids to strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities.

The public’s input is sought as part of the on-site review. Agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 10 Court St.

If a person would like to provide comments but cannot do so at the information session, they may call 253-5423, from 3 to 5 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 5.

A current copy of the standards is available at the Bristol Police Department, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information regarding the commission, call 800-368-3757.


  1. How about assessment by Bristol residents instead?
    A friend’s apartment was entered without authorization twice last weekend by a bully lying landlord and her possessions thrown out on sidewalk to be picked up by anyone–96 hours before month legal tenancy ended (thankfully, moving truck had already moved majority of apt contents)
    Police response was to “take it to court” “we are here to keep the peace”
    Where is the “TO PROTECT (property included) AND TO SERVE”??
    A middle aged single woman in this town especially one being harassed and her home & possessions violated deserves better protection & service from this Police Department.