State Accreditation

State Accreditation
Benefits of Accreditation

For the Community

  • Increases the law enforcement agency’s ability to prevent and control crime through more efficient and effective delivery of services
  • Enhances community understanding of the law enforcement agency, its role in the community, and its goals and objectives
  • Creates a forum in which police and citizens work together to prevent and control crime through greater understanding of the challenges and impacts on law enforcement and the desires of the community
  • Enhances public confidence in the law enforcement agency

For the Chief Executive Officer

  • Increases cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies
  • Provides independent confirmation that policies comply with professional standards
  • Provides greater administrative and operational effectiveness
  • Insures continuous, systemized self-assessment of policies, procedures, and operational practices
  • Decreases exposure to civil liability and costly settlements, which leads to potential reductions in premiums for liability insurance
  • Provides state and local acknowledgement of professional competence

For Law Enforcement Personnel

  • Enhances understanding of agency policies and procedures
  • Assures consistent recruitment, selection, and promotion processes and employment practices that are fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory
  • Increases morale within the agency
  • Increases pride and confidence in the agency and its operations
  • Ensures that agency policies and procedures are reduced to writing and available to all personnel