Accreditation

In July 2011, the Quakertown Borough Police Department received accreditation from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.

Some of the elements of the Accreditation are:

  • Establishes a credible framework for evaluating agency practices and procedures
  • Reduces agency risk and exposure to lawsuits
  • Decreases some liability insurance expenditures
  • Improves law enforcement—community relations
  • Increases employee input, interaction and confidence in the agency
  • Enlarges the outlook and viewpoints of managers, officers and employees
  • Identifies and highlights the capabilities and competence of the agency
  • Furnishes a solid foundation for the agency to build upon for further progress
  • Provides reliable methods to improve essential management procedures
  • Extends agency accountability to the public and elected officials
  • Enhances planning and innovative activities by all agency personnel
  • Develops improved methods for providing services to the community
  • Encourages problem-solving activities within the agency