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Accreditation Overview

Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence and competence. The accreditation process is a progressive and time proven management tool. The development of accreditation for police agencies was seen as a way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance and enhance the professionalism of the law enforcement community.

The accreditation process provides a means to systematically conduct an internal review and assessment of the agencies' policies and procedures. During the accreditation process there is an in-depth review of every aspect of the agency's organization, management and operations.

Following the three principles of accreditation: professional standards, documentation, and accountability can help an agency to avoid a civil litigation situation.

The positive effects of accreditation on insurance costs are well documented, and provide a useful quantitative foundation to the analysis of accreditation’s potential effect on civil liability.

An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.

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