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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 that employment practices are fair, equitable, and non-discriminatory.
• 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.

 

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