r The Spanish Fork Police Department was recognized as the third department in the state to complete the Utah Law Enforcement Professional Standards Accreditation Program.
The program is designed to ensure law enforcement agencies meet state standards for effective and efficient operations. The accreditation process is under the direction of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association. It includes an in-depth examination of the department’s procedures, policies and training to ensure they are compliant with city and state law in all instances.
The Spanish Fork Police Department was awarded their accreditation at the December 11 Spanish Fork City Council Meeting.
President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association Tom Ross said, “I don’t have to tell you how important these types of processes are, especially in this day and age for our law enforcement agencies. The public expects us to be professional, they expect us to be leaders, they expect us to be doing everything we can to ensure that we have their best interests at heart.”
Spanish Fork Police Chief Steven Adams said it was the officers on the force that took the initiative to complete the program. “We have a great bunch of officers that work for Spanish Fork City.”