Plumstead Township Police Department receives accredited status

The Plumstead Township Police Department earned the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission’s accredited status at the 108th Annual Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Education and Training Conference on July 20th, 2021. 

The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association introduced the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program to the Commonwealth in July 2001. The Plumstead Township Police Department is now one of  134 agencies currently with accredited status. 

Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping police departments evaluate and improve their overall performance by ensuring compliance to over 130 standards resulting in best practices for the police agency.  Independent assessors evaluate each departmental policy, then ensure compliance by evaluating reports, records, training and numerous internal documents.   Assessors met with officers, tour department facilities, evaluate equipment and interviewed the Chief of Police. 

The accreditation process was a true team effort.  Every officer is responsible for maintaining and adhering to the compliance standards throughout the year.  Many officers took part in preparing areas of expertise for the assessors to review and evaluate.  It is a credit to each officer in the department, showing their hard work and commitment to the department and professionalism.