Striving for excellence in service, operations
Posted on 04/11/2022
Captain Greg Hannewald and Detective Brian Dogonski (seated) look at data on the police dashboard. File photo by Liz Cezat.

A team of assessors from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) made an on-site visit to the City of Northville Police Department in early April. They examined all aspects of the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Why the scrutiny? It’s all part of the department’s voluntary process to achieve accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

The team must verify that the Northville police department meets MLEAC’s best practice standards by complying with 105 standards, a goal set by Police Chief Alan Maciag.

“Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and greater confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs,” said Maciag.

A copy of the standards is available for review at the City of Northville Police Department, 215 W. Main Street Northville, MI 48167 or call 248-449-9921.

The general public can provide comments that address the agency’s ability to comply with the commission’s standards by emailing Neal Rossow at [email protected]. Letters sent by mail should be addressed to Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy., Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864.

Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with the initial accreditation standards.

The MACP, through its Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of Michigan.