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Campus Notebook: Cops Honored

The Capitol Police last week received recognition for its operations from a nonprofit that accredits agencies nationwide.

[IMGCAP(1)]The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies evaluated the department in early January, scoring it on a set of 350 standards, according to a Capitol Police press release.

At a recent conference, the commissioners announced that the Capitol Police has met all those standards and “took special note of this accomplishment in light of our large, complex, and unique mission,— according to the release.

This is the third time that the department has received that recognition.

The department often ranks highly when compared to other law enforcement agencies. But while its force is well-regarded, it still faces growing pains in its administrative division.

The Government Accountability Office has made 46 recommendations since 2005 on issues ranging from overtime to hiring practices, and the department is currently making its way through them.

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