NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release:  April 27, 2021
Contact:  Butch Ayers, GACP Executive Director | 770-495-9650             

THE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE OFFER AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR POLICE REFORM DEMANDS 

Over the past year, police agencies across the country have faced intense scrutiny and criticism. This has led to calls for increased accountability and reforms of police operations.

One proven process that has mitigated some agencies from being targeted for these issues is the Georgia Law Enforcement State Certification Program. Agencies participating in this program meet or exceed established professional and legal standards for agencies.

Becoming certified is not easy, but it is achievable. The standards require program participants to comply with specific requirements through policy, documentation, supervision, and periodic reviews. In addition, participating agencies submit annual reports and an independent on-site evaluation every three years to verify on-going compliance.

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police encourages every law enforcement agency in Georgia to participate in this program.  Additionally, local governing authorities are urged to promote participation for and financial support of their agency achieving this certification.

For more information regarding this program please contact:

A.A. “Butch” Ayers
Executive Director
Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police
ayers@gachiefs.com

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