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Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission

Preparing for the Assessment & Problem Standards

with Lt. Laurene Spiess



Only 3 days left to register!

Location: Andover Police Department 

This training opportunity will consist of two modules: Preparing for the Assessment and Problem Standards. Preparing for the Assessment will be facilitated by Lt. Laurene Spiess from Boston College and Lt. Ed Guy from Andover and Problem Standards will be facilitated by Lt. Daniel Unsworth from Watertown and Lt. Colleen Dunbar from Lexington. 


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.


Problem Standards: 

The focus of this workshop is on “reading” standards correctly, and this involves a critical eye.  A collection of the most frequently misinterpreted/problematic standards will be presented for review and discussion.  Reviewing frequently used terms and identifying standards that are commonly on an agency’s Repair List are also on the agenda. 


Parking Considerations: Parking at the Andover Police Department will be on-street parking. There is no parking in the Police Department lot. 

  • Sep 27th, 2018
    from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Andover Police Department

32 N Main Street
Andover, MA 01810 Get directions

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