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Valdosta - A South Georgia police department is on its best behavior this week as its reviewed by a board of national assessors.

Three assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies are in Valdosta this week to evaluate the police department.

They'll be judged on 446 different standards, from use of force techniques to office procedures and investigation records. It's part of a review they must undergo every 3 years to be a nationally accredited police department.

"We cover each and every aspect and we don't just look at how they're doing things today we look at how they've been doing things day in and day out for the past three years since their last re-acreditation," said Gary Jones.

This is the department's third accreditation review.

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