Accreditation

On January 31, 2017, the Richland Township Police Department received accredited status with a unanimous vote of the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. Richland Township joins about 110 other jurisdictions that have attained this status since the inception of the program in 2001.

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Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance. The cornerstone of this strategy lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating administrators then conduct a thorough analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by an authoritative body that the institution is worthy of accreditation.

On March 12, 2020, The Richland Township Police Department received their re-accredited status from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.  Each accredited agency must go through the accreditation process every three years.