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2018-35: KHP to Announce Accreditation Tomorrow

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM by Mary Jane King

NEWS ADVISORY  –  August 120, 2018 #2018-35

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

CONTACT: Lieutenant Adam Winters, KHP PIO, (785) 296-6800 

KHP to Announce Accreditation Tomorrow
Last month, the Kansas Highway Patrol was honored at The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) annual conference in Michigan for attaining accreditation. The KHP has worked for more than two years to earn this prestigious honor. 

Accreditation assists in enhancing the Kansas Highway Patrol’s public safety services by implementing the best business practices for law enforcement. This increases accountability within the agency and to the public we serve.  

Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21, in Topeka, as the Kansas Highway Patrol is presented its Certificate of Accreditation by CALEA Regional Program Manager Tim Baysinger. Colonel Mark Bruce will accept the award for the Kansas Highway Patrol, and both will offer remarks. Photo and video opportunities will be available. 

Details:  KHP Announces Accreditation & Acceptance of Accreditation Certificate 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
10:00AM

State House Visitors Center
Room (4-N)
SW 8th & SW Van Buren
Topeka, KS 66612


To become an accredited Law Enforcement Agency, the Kansas Highway Patrol had to meet more than 181 state-of-the-art standards that are the best business practices for law enforcement. Standards cover policy and procedure; administration; operations; and support services. The Kansas Highway Patrol is the 23rd state agency to receive accreditation. This is an accomplishment that less than 5% of all law enforcement agencies receive. 

Please join us for this historic moment for the Kansas Highway Patrol, which culminates years worth of work. Once accreditation is attained, the agency still undergoes annual audits and further onsite assessments to check for compliance with CALEA’s standards. 

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