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Kennewick Police Department builds on Accreditation title

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    KENNEWICK, Wash;--  The Kennewick Police Department passed a series of tests to become reaccredited as a top police agency in the state of Washington. 

     The Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs tested KPD on 140 standards and found the department is in compliance with every single one of them. 

     Officers say being reaccredited a significant meaning for the department and for people in the community.

"It shows that we have set standards for being a professional agency, so there are some savings when it comes to tax payers because we do show savings in insurance costs by being an accredited agency," KPD Sergeant Ken Lattin said.  

The West Richland Police Department as well as the Benton and Franklin Sheriff's departments are also accredited with the state. About 30 police and sheriff's departments in Washington have that title.