Upper Allen Township Police Accredited by PA Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission

The Upper Allen Township Police Department completed the on-site assessment by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) in April of this year. The recommendation of the assessors was for the Upper Allen Police Department to receive full accreditation status at the next scheduled PLEAC meeting on July 10, 2010. PLEAC met on July 10th and voted to grant full accreditation status to the Upper Allen Township Police Department.

The accreditation concept and practice is not new. For many years hospitals, universities and other professional fields have undergone accreditation to prove compliance with professional standards. Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping organizations evaluate and improve their overall performance. The cornerstone of this strategy lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional law enforcement objectives. The PLEAC program contains 131 standards and 184 sub standards.

The PLEAC recognition is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence and competence in the law enforcement profession. The Upper Allen Township community can take pride in their department knowing it represents the very best in Pennsylvania law enforcement.

PLEAC was established in July 2001 and the Upper Allen Township Police Department became the 68th police department out of over 1200 departments in Pennsylvania to be recognized by PLEAC as an accredited agency.