Lieutenant Lisa Andrews
401-233-1433 ext. 1106
The North Providence Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of quality service to the community. In order to achieve this we have undertaken and successfully completed the mission to become an accredited law enforcement agency. The Accreditation Unit is devoted full-time to the administration of the policies and practices of the Department and is under the command of Lieutenant Lisa Andrews. Our commitment to quality service and professional excellence led us to voluntarily participate in the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. We received accreditation with the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC) in 2019 and are currently under self-assessment with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of Accreditation lies in the adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that the applicable standards have been successfully implemented. Accreditation status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.