Accreditation requires that agency policies and procedures are in written form and are available to all agency personnel at all times. It assures employees that every aspect of the agency’s personnel system is in accord with professional standards, and that the system is both fair and equitable.
The agency is compelled to operate within specific guidelines. It is accountable to the Commission. The agency must stay in compliance with the standards set forth by the Commission in order to retain its accreditation. The morale of the agency is enhanced by increasing the employees’ confidence in the effectiveness and efficiency of their own agency. Operations become more streamlined and consistent.
Accreditation policies address officer safety issues and provide for adequate training and equipment of the officers. It is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism,
excellence, and competence. Employees will take pride in their agency,
knowing that it represents the very best in law enforcement