Putting in the work
The North Haven Police Department earned reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies following a virtual hearing on Friday, Nov. 19.
In a social media post touting the reaccreditation, the NHPD wrote:
“The Law Enforcement Accreditation process focuses on standards that provide best practices related to life, health, and safety procedures for the agency. These standards are considered foundational for contemporary law enforcement agencies. The program provides the framework for addressing high risk issues within a contemporary environment, and ensures officers are prepared to meet basic community service expectations and [are] prepared to manage critical events.”
Members of the North Haven Police Department command staff took part in the Nov. 19 hearing.
“The North Haven Police Dept. became CALEA accredited in 2017 and today was unanimously voted upon to receive re-accreditation status after adhering to annual CALEA standards and review for the previous 4-year accreditation cycle,” the NHPD stated on social media.
The post continued: “A big thanks to Chief Glenn and our Accreditation Manager, Lt. Chris Thorpe, for this accomplishment. Lastly, we thank the community for their on-going support of our agency, and the men and women of the North Haven Police Department, who do the work day in and day out.”Welcometo the team
The North Haven Police Department added a team member on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
At the police commission meeting that evening, Officer Christopher Butler was sworn in by police commission chairman Larry Lazaroff.
Butler comes to North Haven from the Hartford PD.
The North Haven Police Department shared the news about Butler on social media, and elicited some positive responses.
One Facebook user stated: “As one of the sergeants that trained Officer Butler I applaud your decision to hire him! He is a gentleman and will serve your agency proudly!”
Another poster wrote:
“As a retired Hartford Sergeant living one town over I know his experience will be an asset to his new Department. Much success.”