The Delaware Police Accreditation Commission (DPAC) awarded the New Castle City Police Department our accreditation in September of 2020.
DPAC is responsible for providing policy level direction and drafting and implementing state level police accreditation standards. The statewide police accreditation program develops standards to ensure consistency of police operations, promotes cooperation among state, municipal, university, and Delaware River and Bay Authority police agencies in addressing statewide accreditation needs in Delaware and provides recommendations to the Governor and the Delaware General Assembly, when appropriate, concerning issues related to state level police accreditation standards in Delaware.
For the community, accreditation increases the law enforcement agency’s ability to prevent and control crime through more effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services. Accreditation enhances community understanding of the law enforcement agency and its role in the community as well as its goals and objectives. Citizen confidence in the policies and practices of the agency is increased.