The San Luis Police Department earned accreditation from the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) in September of 2020. ALEAP’s evaluation of the San Luis Police Department included a thorough review of the physical facility and an examination of proofs of compliance with 174 standards. ALEAP interviewed our officers and staff and conducted a review of organizational documents, policies and procedures, including records, reports and certifications.
The Arizona Chiefs of Police Association introduced the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program to the Arizona agencies in 2018. Since then, over 35 agencies have enrolled and 9+ agencies currently have attained accredited status.
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.
We are extremely pleased to have achieved this designation September 2020 after diligently working on this project since September 2018. Accreditation is a rigorous process, but one that we welcome as a continual quality improvement mechanism. Earning ALEAP’s accreditation is another measure of our excellence as a premier law enforcement agency in the great state of Arizona.