Planning and Research/Accreditation Unit
The Planning and Research/Accreditation Unit performs planning and research functions and manages the written directive system for the Department. The unit is charged with maintaining compliance with the stringent accreditation standards set by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. This Commission outlines 444 best practice standards police agencies must meet before being awarded accreditation. This is a proven management model that promotes efficient use of resources and improves service delivery. The department was initially accredited in 2003, and the department must be reassessed every three years to maintain accreditation.