The public is invited to provide their input on June 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Chambers regarding the Ottawa Police Department’s application to earn international law enforcement accreditation. We have been assessing our department for almost three years to comply with the best standards in law enforcement and this forum is one of the final steps in that process. We are committed to providing our Ottawa community with the best possible police services and believe that accreditation provides us with a blueprint and the methods necessary to reach and maintain a permanent level of excellent service. This voluntary process is not easy to accomplish, in fact it is very hard, which is why only six other Kansas law enforcement agencies are accredited and why only about 4 percent of all U.S. law enforcement agencies are accredited. If you cannot attend the meeting on June 8, please consider sharing your comments with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies by e-mailing them at email@example.com and list the “Ottawa Police Department” in the subject line.
Thank you for your consideration,
Dennis P. Butler
Chief of Police
Ottawa Police Department