Accreditation Manager

City of Griffin Police Department Published: January 10, 2017
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The City of Griffin Police Department is seeking a qualified individual to assume the duties of Accreditation Manager since the retirement of the current manager. GPD is a currently a CALEA "Gold Standard" agency and a State of Georgia Certified Agency. The following is the job summary for the position:

Accreditation Manager


This position is responsible managing the Police Department’s accreditation and certification functions.


• Assists in identifying and developing new programs to improve the performance of the agency in compliance with applicable standards.
• Reviews a variety of complex technical issues concerning law enforcement standards and the accreditation/certification process.
• Meets with the Chief of Police and command staff to identify needs and report progress on accreditation efforts.
• Remains informed of all aspects of the accreditation/certification process, including proposed changes or amendments to standards; assesses the impact of changes on current policies and procedures.
• Completes and submits required periodic accreditation compliance reports and surveys.
• Attends Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) meetings, Georgia Police Accreditation (GPAC) meetings, and training sessions.
• Serves as department liaison to CALEA on all accreditation matters.
• Attends professional workshops, training conferences and seminars related to professional standards; receives training as an Assessor for State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
• Oversees the accreditation and certification processes, including assessments.
• Maintains master and archive files for agency written directives.
• Researches and retrieves police reports from the agency records management system.
• Maintains accreditation-related software; installs updates.
• Drafts new written directives to assist in achieving and maintaining accreditation and certification objectives.
• Reviews written policies and procedures for compliance with professional standards; recommends changes as needed.
• Provides accreditation training for agency personnel.
• Schedules on-site accreditation/certification assessments to ensure that the agency has sufficient time and resources to achieve professional accreditation and certification.
• Assists with the Neighborhood Watch program.
• Assists with community relations and recruitment events.
• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of relevant accreditation and certification requirements.
• Knowledge of records management principles.
• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
• Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles and practices.
• Knowledge of departmental and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local guidelines.
• Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
• Skill in the preparation of clear and precise reports.
• Skill in the training of personnel.
• Skill in oral and written communication.


The Chief of Police assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies standards, processes, and program guides; Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program standards; the department policy manual, the city policy manual, and the Official Code of Georgia, Annotated. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied administrative and management duties. Strict guidelines contribute to the complexity of the position.
• The purpose of this position is to manage the accreditation and certification process for the department. Success in this position results in the attainment and maintenance of agency accreditation and certification.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, representatives of accrediting agencies, and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.
• The work is typically performed in an office.




• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
• Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
The salary and benefits for the position will be negotiated for the right candidate. The position may be a SWORN position or a CIVILIAN position depending on the candidates' qualifications and experience.

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