Deming Police Chief Michael Carillo said the department achieved that status through the state Accreditation Program of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Professional Standards Council.
Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz, who notified Carillo of the accreditation, said achieving the goal takes a great deal of commitment and focused effort.
The process involves a comprehensive application, review and assessment.
Carillo credited his officers and staff for their willingness to put forth the effort required for the
accreditation. He said fewer than 20 departments in the state are accredited.
The program is a joint initiative by the New Mexico Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Mexico Municipal League, the New Mexico Self Insurers’ Fund and the New Mexico Association of
The accredited status is in effect for three years.