The City of Shelton has received many accolades and awards since the Lauretti Republican Administration was voted into office in 1991. With the efforts and confidence of the Mayor and the men and women of the Shelton Police Department on this past Thursday, Nov. 17 Shelton Police Captain Shawn Sequeira along with Mayor Mark Lauretti and Board of Alderman President John Anglace attended a special ceremony at the Connecticut Police Academy. They were there to receive a plaque and certificate to acknowledge the Shelton Police Department had been become an accredited police department joining only 14 other departments in the state of Connecticut who have been able to obtain this high honor as a Tier 1 Police Department.
The process to become accredited required a thorough review by auditors and inspectors from both state and federal law enforcement agencies in May and in August of this year to finally certify and award the accreditation. The auditors painstakingly reviewed the police officers performance, the written policies they were dedicated to follow and most importantly certify that the policies were being followed along with a thorough physical inspection of the Shelton Police Department facility to assure it was well built, maintained and met all safety codes.