The Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) is a voluntary process where police agencies in Arkansas prove their compliance with Arkansas Law Enforcement’s current Best Practices or Standards. These Standards were carefully developed by Arkansas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and the protection of individual’s rights.
The Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP) developed the Accreditation and Recognition Programs to assist Arkansas agencies in meeting their professional obligations to the citizens of Arkansas. An appointed Committee of Chiefs of Police or other executive level police officers who hold Active Membership in the AACP as well as other critical partners identified by the AACP Board of Directors and or the AMPC from across the state developed the Accreditation Program and identified the Standards for Arkansas Law Enforcement. This Committee now conducts reviews of an agency’s efforts and awards “Accredited” or “Recognized” status.