Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania

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In 2004 the Montgomery Township Police Department became the eighteenth police department in Pennsylvania to be accredited under the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The Law Enforcement Accreditation Program was designed and developed by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association to provide a strategy for the continued professionalization of law enforcement agencies within our commonwealth. The accreditation process involves the development and incorporation of best police practices and procedures in over three hundred identifiable benchmarks targeted to improve department performance. When the procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals conducts a detailed assessment of the department to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The accreditation process concludes with the final approval by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commissioners that the department is worthy of accreditation.

Since achieving our accreditation in 2004, the department has undergone routine re-accreditation, with its most recent accreditation being in 2020. In 2020 the department also received the distinction of becoming a Premier Agency. Out of nearly 1,100 police departments in the Commonwealth, there are only 126 that are accredited, and ten are deemed a Premier Agency.

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