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Warren police completes re-accreditation

The City of Warren Police Department has been re-accredited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Association.

The city’s force is one of just a couple in the region to achieve the accreditation status from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.

Chief Brandon Deppen said the department received a letter announcing the re-accreditation on July 24 and it was formally presented to Warren City Council this week.

The department was first accredited in 2010 and Deppen said this marks the fourth accreditation the department has earned.

He said a certificate would be formally presented to the department on September 9.

According to the assessment team report prepared by the commission and provided to the Times Observer, the department complied with all program standards which apply to it.

“The Warren City Police Department is an exceptional example of a professional, balanced, well-trained and proactive agency,” the assessors concluded. “The officers utilize technology, training and policy based on best practices and good equipment combined with an excellent attitude about their community to produce an excellent work product. This was one of the finest agencies this assessor has had the privilege of visiting.”

“The Warren City Police Department is the epitome of a progressive and modern community police agency.”

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