In 2014, the Whitpain Township Police Department became accredited. The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association introduced the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program to the Commonwealth in July 2001. Since then,over 300 agencies have enrolled and 115 agencies currently have attained accredited status out of a total of 1200 police departments! Once accredited, it doesn’t stop there, in January of 2017 and again in February of 2020,, Whitpain Township Police was reaccredited as part of the three year accreditation renewal process.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance. The cornerstone of this strategy lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating administrators then conduct a thorough analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives.
When the procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by an authoritative body that the institution is worthy of accreditation