What is the Police Department Accreditation?
The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) awarded the City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department with state accreditation at the November 21, 2011 City Council meeting. Mountlake Terrace is one of only 53 agencies in the state that have successfully attained accreditation.

The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department received a perfect accreditation score after an onsite review by WASPC. The department was the only police agency in the state to go through the process without any negative reviews in the 140 areas scrutinized. Achieving the accreditation is a significant milestone for the police department and demonstrates the dedication and commitment to quality law enforcement of each city employee assigned to the police department.

Accreditation standards assure our community that the police department meets specific criteria set forth by state and national standards. The accreditation process is designed to increase citizen and employee confidence in the police department by establishing goals, objectives, policies, practices and a mission statement. These directives are continually reviewed to ensure that we are up to date on procedural changes and changes in the law.

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1. What's that animal swimming in Lake Ballinger?
2. Why was Lake Ballinger Island closed indefinitely?
3. Is it okay to set off fireworks in the City of Mountlake Terrace?
4. How do I prevent West Nile Virus and what do I do if I see a dead bird?
5. What does the city do to prepare for winter weather, and how you can help?
6. How can I sign up to be notified in case of emergencies or bad weather?
7. What is the Police Department Accreditation?
8. Are there any volunteer opportunities at the city?
9. How can I keep my pipes from freezing during winter weather?