Ludlow Police Accredited for the First Time

The Ludlow Police Department received its first ever accreditation through the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. The recognition means that the department meets commonly accepted professional standards for efficient and effective operations.

All aspects of the department's operations were examined in order to receive the accreditation. Ludlow was determined to have made conscious decisions about policies and procedures that fit the law enforcement requirements of the city and have implemented those policies and trained its employees in their use.

Accreditation reflects that the agency was carefully measured against an established set of standards and has met or exceeded professionally accepted practices in law enforcement, according to a news release.

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Chief Steve Jarvis presented Mayor Ken Wynn with the certificate of accreditation at Thursday night's city council meeting.

Ludlow Police also recognized Officer Eastham on his award from the State of Kentucky for his efforts in apprehending impaired drivers.