The Michigan City Police Department announced today that they have partnered with the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police and are pursuing the accreditation process through the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission. According to the press release, Chief Mark Swistek says accreditation increases the department's ability to prevent and control crime through more effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services to the community, and also enhances community understanding and trust of the department. The accreditation process is expected to take a minimum of 6-to-12 months to complete. At last check, their membership has been accepted, and they are currently awaiting the arrival of their orientation package. Chief Swistek thanked Accreditation Managers Sergeant Chris Yagelski and Chief of Operations and Assistant Chief Tim Richardson for taking on the bulk on this responsibility.
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