The Riley County Police Department was recognized for its 30th year as an accredited department through a credentialing commission. Director Dennis Butler tells KMAN that being one of the agencies that can claim the commendation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies shows a commitment to good police practices.
Butler says the process includes an in-person visit by members of the commission once every four years.
The accreditation visit was the eighth that RCPD has passed since gaining CALEA recognition for the first time in 1991. At the time, the RCPD was the first agency in the state to gain the organization’s certification.