It’s official. The Fayetteville Police Department ranks among the state’s finest law enforcement agencies. At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, the department was officially presented with their State Certification. Out of roughly 600 law enforcement agencies in Georgia, the Fayetteville Police Department is now one of just 125 that are State Certified.
The stringent certification process involves meeting more than 100 standards covering everything a law enforcement agency will encounter, like training, operations, hiring practices, and handling evidence.
“In becoming certified, the Fayetteville Police Department has taken that extra step to raise the level of performance to meet these standards, because they are not easy standards to meet,” said Mark Bender, Director of State Certification with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.