Police Department completes Law Enforcement Risk Review

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:01pm

The Wake Forest Police Department has been recognized by the NC League of Municipalities (NCLM) for completing the Law Enforcement Risk Review (LERR).

During the October 6 Board of Commissioners work session, NCLM Public Safety Risk Management Consultant Matthew Selves presented Police Chief Jeff Leonard with a plaque recognizing the department’s efforts in completing the LERR and adhering to recognized industry standards related to risk reduction.

“Chief Leonard and the entire Wake Forest Police Department recognize and prioritize the importance of meeting best practices,” said Selves. “The department is a fine example of professionalism and excellence in reducing risks for the agency and its officers.”

Developed with the assistance of the NCLM’s Police Chiefs Advisory Committee and supported by the NC Association of Chiefs of Police, the LERR is a voluntary program for police agencies being utilized by departments across North Carolina. The initiative is designed to assess an agency’s adherence to best practices, court decisions, and policies and procedures related to high liability activities in law enforcement. It’s goal is enhanced public safety and to validate that departmental training and operating procedures are meeting industry standards.

The NCLM is a membership association of 540 municipalities representing nearly every municipality in the state. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life in municipalities by promoting excellence in municipal governance.