Independence Police Department

(Independence, Oregon, 4/20/2023) – The Independence Police Department announced today that it has been recognized for excellence in policy management and training in 2022 by Lexipol, the nation’s leading provider of policy, training and wellness support for first responders and public servants.


The Lexipol Connect program tracks the Independence Police Department’s performance on five metrics proven to measure success in policy management. IPD’S program, overseen by Sergeant Banuelos, achieved Gold recognition for consistent and effective policy dissemination to personnel, timely policy updates as laws change, and officer training on policies.


“Good policies—and regularly training on those policies—provide the foundation for what we do and how we serve our community. We are proud to be recognized by Lexipol Connect for continuously improving professionalism and safety,” says Independence Police Chief Robert Mason.


The Independence Police Department’s excellence in policy and policy training enhances community safety by ensuring consistent, effective response based on national best practices.


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