Benefits of Participating in the POST or Academy Accreditation Process

To affirm that your agency is adhering to the highest international standards with regard to police standards and training.

To assure your agency is adhering to national and department requirements, policies, and practices as they relate to standards and training.

To provide defensibly of your agency’s standards and training by utilizing an assessment conducted by an objective second party who is recognized as a leader in these areas.

To assure your agency’s curricula and lesson plans are targeted toward meeting the needs of officers by validating the method utilized for developing that training.

To assist with improving documentation and record keeping.

To receive guidance and collaboration with addressing issues and achieving best practices in identified areas.

Ultimately, the biggest beneficiaries of having an accredited police agency are the officers themselves and the communities they serve.  The officer benefits by receiving quality, targeted training that prepares the officer to be successful in the officer’s career and in the community.  The community benefits by being assured its officers have been trained to the highest levels with training that utilizes model practices and standards and has been developed with community expectations and the police mission as the foundation.

"Mark, this has been a true labor of love.  Jon and I are excited about the results, but we are more excited about the process and the opportunities we have to improve and provide the best training possible.  We would like to thank all of you at IADLEST for providing the framework for better training programs.  We are absolutely, without hesitation, better because of you guys.  The documentation and systems are improved.  IADLEST is a tremendous organization, and we are so thankful to everyone associated with it." - Joyce Nelson, Washtenaw Academy Ann Arbor, Michigan

Academy Accreditation Flyer.pdf    Accreditation FAQ.pdfPOST Accreditation Flyer.pdf

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