Houston PD attains ISO 9001 certification

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    Houston PD attains ISO 9001 certification

    I thought this was an interesting article. This is one of the first LE agencies, that I'm aware of, to attain certification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorCityGun View Post
    I thought this was an interesting article. This is one of the first LE agencies, that I'm aware of, to attain certification.

    Houston Cops Get ISO 9001-Certified
    I read the article and still have no idea what it means. Sounds like something written by an MBA in public affairs.
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    Lol, be proud Houston. You're wasting thousands and thousands of dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I read the article and still have no idea what it means. Sounds like something written by an MBA in public affairs.
    I know, I know, I apologize. If you're not in this type of business, i.e. Quality Management Systems (QMS), it does sound like a lot of gobbledy goop. Basically ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard/framework for defining and documenting your own procedures and practices and then complying with them. You then pay a (third party) registrar/auditor (a lot of money), to come into your facilities/organization to verify and validate that you're doing what you say you were going to do in your procedures.

    Of course, it's a bit more complicated to implement something such as this, but essentially, that's about it. The value and purpose of taking on this type of endeavor is to develop a system of quality assurance that establishes control over your processes and operations via standardized work and practices which then (hopefully) result in predictable outcomes. From a marketing, or in this case public relations pespective, it tells the "customer" that your organization does things in a disciplined, predictable and controlled manner.
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    The value and purpose of taking on this type of endeavor is to develop a system of quality assurance that establishes control over your processes and operations via standardized work and practices which then (hopefully) result in predictable outcomes
    ISO is only about one thing. Control of all things as adminstered by a Global Government. It's a move towards one world goverment...nothing more, nothing less.


    Why a Police Dept wants to get ISO certified is beyond me. They dang sure dont need an International Organization advising them on how deal with law enforcement matters.
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    ISO certification is sometimes required by a customer you want to do business with. Many of the requirements for certification can be helpful
    in organizing and developing good procedures to make your operation efficient. I can see where some of these things could help any business
    or organization. I'm not sure why going all the way to certification was really necessary for a police department.

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    Before I retired the company I worked for became ISO certified. The certification has nothing to do with quality. It has everything to do with repeatability and documentation.
    If for instance we made a poor quality product that was properly documented and poorly made in the exact same way every time it would pass their inspection.
    If on the other hand we made a high quality product that did not have the proper documentation, it would fail the inspection.
    You could make concrete canoes to be sold to backpackers in the desert and if properly documented they could wear the ISO approved label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    Before I retired the company I worked for became ISO certified. The certification has nothing to do with quality. It has everything to do with repeatability and documentation.
    If for instance we made a poor quality product that was properly documented and poorly made in the exact same way every time it would pass their inspection.
    If on the other hand we made a high quality product that did not have the proper documentation, it would fail the inspection.
    You could make concrete canoes to be sold to backpackers in the desert and if properly documented they could wear the ISO approved label.

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    I thought so.
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    Sounds just like government work . . . .
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    Sounds like a waste of a large sum of money to me. But, Tally XD just said that...
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    I'll bet there is "some money to be followed" in Houston.
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    What will happen is whoever ran the project from the PD will leave, become a consultant, help other agencies acquire the same certification and charge a large amount of money to do so. The PD's current processes / procedures will slow to a crawl, paper work will increase, and he "users" of the system will never get any work done. The upside is every officer's show laces will be exactly the same size, could be do to short to tie shoes but non the less the same size.

    I work in IT for pharma. Literally what would take us 5 minutes now takes a week because of the paper work. Quality has not increased.

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    More wasted money, more paperwork, and it means absolutely nothing.
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    More wasted money, more paperwork, and it means absolutely nothing
    Not quite.

    They get to fly an ISO flag out in front of the office right beside the American Flag and State Flag.
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