DENVER, CO – The Denver Police Department’s Property and Evidence Management Bureau was recently touted as one of the best in the country.
During a recent accreditation assessment conducted by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/FQS, the department became the first evidence section in the United States to receive accreditation under the ISO 17020 standard which is an internationally recognized inspection body.
This standard is assessed by conducting an inspection of facilities; review of policies, procedures, records and by staff interviews. All elements of the International Standard were included in this assessment.
“This process is a complete and thorough assessment of where our department stands in relation to evidence and property storage,” said Denver Police Chief Robert White. “We are committed to looking for opportunities to be the very best we can in this area.”
The report contains identified areas for non-conformances listed as major, minor, and opportunities for improvement in each of those categories. There were no non-compliance areas identified within the report. The assessors also commended the department in the areas of transparency and compliance by creating a worker friendly environment.
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