In July of 2018, the Arizona Chiefs of Police (AACOP) launched the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) to provide agencies an affordable, state-centered alternative to the national accreditation process.
The ALEAP standards have been designed to capture both nationally recognized and state-specific best practices of running a professional law enforcement agency.
Accreditation helps justify how your department operates and gives your community confidence you are employing the best personnel and practices. Additionally, accreditation allows for self-reflection by helping see areas in which your agency can improve and foster a culture of accountability. And most importantly, accreditation helps reduce liability by ensuring you have the proper documentation to cover your agency in the event of a negligent act.