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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment about MCC Public Safety

11/27/2018

MCC DPS
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The Mott Community College Department of Public Safety (MCC DPS) is seeking accreditation from the Michigan Law Enforcement Commission. A team of assessors from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) will arrive on campus December 3, to examine all aspects of the MCC DPS’s general orders, management, operations, and support services, according to MCC DPS Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock.

If accredited, MCC DPS will be the first community college police agency recipient of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police full accreditation status.

“Verification by the team that the Mott Community College Department of Public Safety meets the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission’s ‘best practice’ standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation. This highly sought-after accomplishment is a source of pride to the college community and members of the department,” Chief Stephens-Lock said.

As part of this final On-Site Assessment, faculty, staff, students, community members and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the Assessment Team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call (810) 232-9695 on Tuesday, December 4, between the hours of 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Email comments should be sent to dps.public.comments@mcc.edu.

Telephone comments are limited to five (5) minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards. A copy of the standards are available for inspection at the Mott Community College Department of Public Safety’s main office at 1401 E. Court Street, Flint, MI (810) 762-0222.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about Mott Community College Department of Public Safety’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program manager at nrossow@michiganpolicechiefs.org or write the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864.

Mott Community College Department of Public Safety must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Chief Lock indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police is Ret. Chief Neal Rossow. “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar Michigan law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Neal Rossow stated.

Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

The MACP, through its Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of Michigan. For more information regarding the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, please write the Commission at: MACP, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864 or email at nrossow@michiganpolicechiefs.org.


Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link: https://www.mcc.edu/gainful_employ_disclosure/index.php

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November 27, 2018
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