Natalie Rollings is currently serving as the Accreditation Manager for the Police Department.
In February of 1993, the Morristown Police Department filed an application for accreditation through the C.A.L.E.A (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), a national accrediting agency. The Department developed policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the accreditation standards. The Morristown Police Department received their first accreditation in November 1996.
Achieving accreditation has benefited the Morristown Police Department, our municipal government, and the community. A few of the benefits are: a reduction of liability insurance costs, increased community involved programs, and certified policies and guidelines for all personnel to follow, which gives a stronger defense against law suits. The accreditation process has enhanced the career development track for both sworn and civilian employees. Although accreditation does not increase the responsibility or duties of police officers or department administrators, the process does increase the accountability of each position held within the Morristown Police Department. By ensuring that everyone is accountable for their individual job task, we are better prepared to provide professional and progressive police services to the community.
August 11, 2010, the Morristown Police Department acquired accreditation through the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (T.L.E.A.P.). T.L.E.A.P. is an accreditation program developed by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. There are currently 24 Chapters in the program, which consists of 152 Compliance Standards covering all major areas pertaining to Tennessee law enforcement.
The benefits of accreditation through the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program will remain the same. The State program reduces the cost associated with accreditation.