The Upper Dublin Township Police Department first embarked on becoming an accredited agency in the fall of 2003. Since then, the Upper Dublin Township Police Department received initial accreditation in May of 2005, and has retained its accredited status with assessments and certifications in July of 2008 and June of 2011, 2014, and 2017.
The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association introduced the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program to the Commonwealth in July 2001. Since then, of the 1,150 law enforcement agencies within Pennsylvania, approximately 300 agencies have enrolled in the program and approximately 117 agencies are accredited. The members of the Upper Dublin Township Police Department are proud to have attained this distinguished status.
According to the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission's website, the accreditation program was designed and developed by professional law enforcement executives to provide a reasonable and cost effective plan for professionalizing law enforcement agencies within the Commonwealth. Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance. When the proper policies and 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.
"The Upper Dublin Township Police Department, an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency since 2005"