Junction police keep state accreditation

In the eyes of peers, the Grand Junction Police Department still meets statewide standards for professionalism.

Keith Ikeda, chief of police in Basalt, who also serves as treasurer for the Colorado Associations of Chiefs of Police, said the department recently was deemed to have met accepted standards for work — covering everything from training to evidence handling — in at least 186 aspects of law enforcement.

The Grand Junction Police Department is among the 30 of Colorado’s 232 law enforcement agencies to receive accreditation for professional standards, Ikeda said.

Ikeda said the select company doesn’t yet include his own agency.

“We’re working toward it and I know how difficult a process this is,” he said.

Ikeda gave recognition of Grand Junction’s status during a brief presentation last week before the Grand Junction City Council.

Accredited agencies are assessed every five years.


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