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Idaho Falls Police Department awarded re-accreditation

The Idaho Falls Police Department has been awarded re-accreditation through the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA) Professional Standards Program.

“This re-accreditation is a testament to the high standards they [our officers] maintain and the excellent work they do for our entire community,” said Mayor Rebecca Casper.

The re-accreditation process is a four-phase certification process conducted through formal inspection and audit. The formal, on-site assessment occurs every three years when an agency is seeking re-accreditation. The IFPD’s on-site assessment occurred on March 22, 2018.

The audit covers over 30 topics, such as the organization of the department, accountability, code of conduct, discipline, performance evaluations, bias-based policing, prisoner search and restraint, use of force, officer involved critical incidents and more.

Chief Bryce Johnson commended the department for their excellence in their work which yielded the positive result. He pointed out the hard work of Officer David Barker, the department’s dedicated Logistics Officer and said Barker’s efforts were crucial to the smooth execution of the re-accreditation process.

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