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How do you feel about the Yuma Police Department? YPD wants to know


Public opinion part of accreditation process - News 11's Cody Lee explains.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma Police Department (YPD) invites the public to join a call-in session to offer comments on the agency's policy and training methods. This is all part of an accreditation process on-site at YPD on September 15th and 16th.

YPD is seeking accreditation through the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) and the associated Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP).

Accreditation is a precise review of YPD's policies, operations and training methods that should meet recognized standards of excellence. 

The agency voluntarily requests an accreditation process. It provides law enforcement with the opportunity to demonstrate its compliance with these standards to outside assessors.

YPD is holding the public session on Wednesday, September 15, from 2 – 3 P.M. Anyone wishing to speak directly to assessors can call (928) 373-5000 ext: 6050

Calls will not be recorded, should be limited to 5 minutes, and should focus on YPD’s ability to comply with ALEAP standards.

A copy of ALEAP standards is available for review here.

Local News / Yuma County
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Cody Lee

Cody Lee joined 13 On Your Side and KYMA News 11 in March 2020, but he’s no stranger to Arizona. He grew up in the Phoenix area and enjoys everything Arizona has to offer.

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