The Newton Police Department is committed to provide the best possible quality of service to the Town of Newton. In striving to achieve this, the department was awarded State Accreditation by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council in October of 2007 and again in 2011.

Accreditation was achieved by developing and adhering to over one hundred and fourteen standards that dictate procedure in department administration, hiring, training, and operational practices. Accreditation is a compilation of national police standards drafted by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

The Newton Police Department became nationally accredited through CALEA on November 21, 2015. This required establishing and maintaining compliance with 177 national standards and also requires re-accreditation every four years. It is the department’s philosophy that public accountability is attained through openness and inspection.


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