Conover Police Department And Accreditation For Law Enforcement

1753 Words May 26th, 2016 8 Pages
Conover Police Department is devised of 27 full time Officers, three part time officers and two non-sworn positions; one as the administrative assistance and one as the code enforcement officer. Conover is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina. The population was 8,165 in the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 8,236 in 2013, making Conover the fastest growing City in the Hickory Metro Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the City of Conover has a total area of 10.845 square miles, all of it being land.
Conover Police Department plays a big role in the community, with different programs put on by the police department. Conover Police Department philosophy continues to guide the department and was verified by the (CALEA) Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, on-site assessment team’s appraisal of the department “… doing it all for their residents, no matter how small the task”. Conover Police Department is an accredited agency, CALEA accreditation is voluntary and does not require a police department to accept community policing as a philosophy; however, it does demonstrate a department’s desire to maintain a progressive approach to contemporary policing. Conover Police Department has maintained community service during declining economic times and limited budgets. Community activities include premise checks, funeral and business escorts, unlocking vehicles, responding to alarms in addition to the daily community policing contacts in…
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