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Accreditation and State Certification
Renee Godwin, Accreditation/Certification Manager

700 Doug Davis Drive
Hapeville, GA  30354

(770) 462-2996

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Hapeville Police Department has fully demonstrated its voluntary commitment to law enforcement excellence by living up to a body of applicable standards deemed essential to the protection of the life, health and safety and rights of the citizens it serves, and having exemplified the best professional practices in the conduct of its responsibilities. 

Therefore, upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee of the State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program, the Hapeville Police Department is recognized as a Certified Law Enforcement Agency for the period of April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2019. 

In addition, on April 2, 2016, the Members of the Commission (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)) awarded Hapeville Police Department a Certificate of Advanced Accreditation and is recognized as an accredited law enforcement agency for a period of four years. 

International Accreditation and State of Georgia Certification

Achieving Accreditation and Certification represents a significant professional achievement for the agency and its personnel. It acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.

Some of the benefits of accreditation and certification include:

  • Confirmation that agency practices are consistent with progressive professional standards
  • Greater operational and administrative effectiveness
  • Enhanced understanding of agency policies and practices
  • Greater public confidence in the agency
  • Recognition in the field of outstanding achievement
  • Reduced liability potential
  • Greater governmental and community support

The Hapeville Police Department received its initial certification in February 2010 and its initial accreditation in 2016.  

For more information the Georgia State Certification process, visit the GACP website.

For more information on the Accreditation process, visit the CALEA, Inc. website.

Comments and Concerns

Our mission is to provide honesty and accountability to the citizens we serve. The Chief of Police ensures each complaint, handled at either the supervisory level or through an Internal Affairs Investigation, receives the same treatment and quality of investigation. One key to rendering a premiere level of service is open communications with those we serve. In keeping with this philosophy, we actively seek your comments and concerns.

Should you feel that you have been treated in a manner that is anything less than professional by any employee of this agency, we ask that you request to meet with a supervisor. The supervisor will listen to your concerns and advise you of the steps to be taken.

Our objective is to treat every citizen of the City of Hapeville with dignity and respect. Our goal is to not only meet but exceed your expectations, and with your help, success is assured. In 2016, there were three (3) Internal Affairs Investigation conducted. There may be more than one violation investigated within an Internal Affairs investigation. The statistical summary of the investigation is as follows:

Type of Allegation               Total Received     Sustained     Unfounded     Exonerated
Conduct/Ethics Violation                         2                 1                    1                   0
Discrimination                                        1                 0                    0                   1

City of Hapeville 3468 N. Fulton Avenue Hapeville, GA 30354 Ph: (404) 669-2100
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