Mott police force becomes first community college department to receive state accreditation

FLINT, Michigan — The Mott Community College Department of Public Safety has officially become the first community college police agency to receive full accreditation from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

“The Michigan Law Enforcement Commission accreditation confirms what our campus community already knows,” said MCC President Beverly Walker-Griffea, “that we have an outstanding Public Safety Department. Chief Stephens-Lock, her officers, and staff hold themselves to the highest standards of professionalism and it shows. It is not surprising that they are the first community college public safety department to achieve this accreditation.”

Mott Community College Public Safety Department Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock was presented with the official accreditation recognition at the MCC Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 25. 

The department had to meet 105 standards to receive the recognition. 

“I am incredibly proud of my team,” said Stephens-Lock. “This is a highly sought-after accomplishment and is a great source of pride for members of our department and for the college as a whole.”

The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety became the first university department to earn the accreditation last year. 

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