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18.5.3 (CS1)(M M M M) (CS1) Accreditation Information
Agency personnel shall receive information regarding the accreditation process as follows:
- to all newly hired agency personnel within thirty days after their employment begins or within thirty days after completing the initial training program; and
- to all agency personnel during the self-assessment phase associated with achieving initial accreditation
; and to all agency personnel prior to a site-based assessment.
The intent of this standard is twofold. First, it ensures that all employees are familiar with accreditation and what it entails during the self-assessment process. Second, familiarizing new employees with the process will provide a historical perspective and emphasize the importance of accreditation to the organization. It is recommended that familiarization include the history and background of accreditation and the agency's involvement in the process, the accreditation process, the goals and objectives of accreditation, and the advantages of accreditation and its impact on the agency. Familiarization may be achieved by such means as classroom instruction, newsletter, memo, and periodic attendance by command staff at conferences of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (M M M M) (CS1)