Fort Wright Police Earns Reaccreditation

Posted on February 28, 2024

Fort Wright Police Department earns Accreditation for the sixth time from the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police

The Fort Wright Police Department (FWPD) is proud to announce that it has received notice of reaccreditation from the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP). This is the sixth time FWPD has received this award, the first coming in the year 2000.

The K.A.C.P. Accreditation program is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance. The cornerstone of this strategy lies in  the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating administrators then conduct a thorough analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by an authoritative body that the institution is worthy of accreditation.

The K.A.C.P. Law Enforcement Accreditation program is one of the most valuable and cost-effective ways currently available to departments that wish to enhance overall agency effectiveness and professionalism. Accredited departments benefit from the use of consistent and proven procedures, clearly outlined policies, and efficient practices. In addition, accreditation serves to create a feeling of confidence among your residents that their police/sheriff department recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining as high a degree of effectiveness and professionalism as possible.

The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police mandate police departments go through the rigors of accreditation every four years. The Fort Wright Department underwent an onsite assessment of our agency operations and policies in the summer of 2023.

Special recognition to Sergeant Rob Griffin who serves as our Accreditation Manager.

02/28/24 - Pictured is Chief Ed Butler receiving recognition for the program today in Frankfort.