Lansing Police Department Earns State Accreditation

Lansing Mayor Andy Shore commended the Lansing Police Department for achieving accreditation by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) during a Lansing City Council meeting held in February. “Accreditation is a way to ensure that we are serving the people of Lansing in a transparent and accountable way, that aligns with our community values, and ensures we are adhering to the current best practices in Law Enforcement,” Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee said. The Lansing Police Department was one of 12 agencies to gain accreditation, joining the 13% of Michigan police departments with this certification. Out of the 580 departments in the state, only 77 are accredited. “Not a lot of police agencies do that and our folks went through a lot to make sure they were fully accredited, so that’s good news,” Shore announced at Lansing’s City Council meeting on Tuesday,” Shore commented.