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Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission

Holding Facility Training & Preparing for the Assessment

with Captain Thomas Dunn


Location: Grafton Police Department 

This training opportunity will consist of two modules: Holding Facility Training and Preparing for the Assessment. Holding Facility Training will be facilitated by Captain Thomas Dunn from Chelsea and Lieutenant Craig Denman from Holliston and Preparing for the Assessment will be facilitated by Lieutenant Laurene Spiess from Boston College.


Holding Facility Training: 

This workshop will focus on the holding facility as it relates to Chapter 72 of the accreditation standards. This high liability function of any police department requires a proper holding facility meeting standards from the Commission which will help reduce risk, liability and enhance the professional standing of each agency.

Through a presentation and discussion, we will review the relevant standards, Agency Tour Checklist and examples of actual holding facilities providing participants a complete view of what is expected in this important chapter as well as provide an overview of upcoming pertinent changes in the 6th Edition as they apply to the Holding Facility. 


Preparing for the Assessment: 

This  workshop  covers  the  major  facets  of  the  on-site assessment phase  beginning  with  two  preliminary reviews:  one  by  the  agency's  peers  known  as  the  mock  assessment  and  the  other  by  the  Commission  to  determine  an  agency’s  readiness  to  be  assessed by  the  Commission. Timelines  (in  conjunction  with the  Commission’s  meeting  schedule),  the  Commission’s  Checklist  for  Preparing  for  the  On-site  Assessment,  what  you  can  expect  from  the  assessors,  the  station  tour,  assessment  notification  requirements  (for accreditation  only),  the  exit  briefing  with  the  assessors,  the  assessment  team’s  report,  and  finally  the  review  before  the  Commission  will  all  be  discussed.

  • Oct 3rd, 2018
    from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Grafton Police Department

8 Providence Rd.
Grafton, MA 01519 Get directions

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