By NR Staff • 

Department has busy schedule

CARLTON — The Carlton Police Department is trying to earn accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. As part of the exacting process, Chief Kevin Martinez is refining the department’s policies and procedures.

“It makes sense for an agency to be accredited, to show that it adheres to standards that should apply to agencies across the board,” he said.

Meanwhile, the department is continuing to use its patrol cars to deter criminal activity and traffic violations by parking them in visible spots along main roads. In addition, it has the following events planned:

* A Project Impact community meeting, set for 7 p.m. April 22 at the Legion Hall, across from Carlton City Hall. The meeting will focus on the impact of domestic violence on the community.

* A Neighborhood Watch meeting, set for 7 p.m. April 29 at the Carlton Fire Hall. The focus will be on establishing Neighborhood Watch in the north central part of the city.

* A Child Identification Day event, set for noon to 4 p.m. May 11 at the elementary school. It will feature fingerprinting and tips for parents about keeping kids safe.

* Coffee with the Chief meetings, designed to introduce Chief Kevin Martinez and address community concerns, by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the department at 503-852-7575.

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