The Plumstead Township Police Department obtained accredited status from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 108e Pennsylvania Police Chief Education and Training Annual Conference July 20e, 2021.
the Pennsylvania Association of Chiefs of Police introduced the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Law Enforcement Certification Program in July 2001. The Plumstead Township Police Department is now one of the 134 branches currently with accredited status.
Accreditation is a progressive and proven way to help police services assess and improve their overall performance by ensuring compliance with over 130 standards, resulting in best practice for the police service. Independent assessors assess each departmental policy and then ensure compliance by assessing reports, records, training and many internal documents. Evaluators met with officers, toured service facilities, assessed equipment, and interviewed the police chief.
The accreditation process was a real team effort. Each officer is responsible for maintaining and meeting compliance standards throughout the year. Many officers have been involved in preparing the areas of expertise for assessors to review and assess. It is an honor for every agent in the department, which shows their hard work and commitment to the department and professionalism.