The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association introduced the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program to the Commonwealth in July 2001.
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.
The Fairview Township Police Department received accreditation from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission in February of 2004 . At that time, Fairview Township was one of only 11 police departments in Pennsylvania to reach this status. There are over 1,000 law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania, and approximately 115 of them have met the standards to receive this certification.
The Fairview Township Police Department also completed reassessments in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 to maintain our accredited status.
For more information or questions contact our Accreditation Manager, Officer Andrew Paul. He can be reached by dialing 717-901-5267.