DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas Township Police Department recently received accredited status from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). The award was accepted by Chief Robert Jolley and Assistant Chief Douglas Higgins at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association in Erie.
The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association introduced the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program to the Commonwealth in 2001, and at present, 107 agencies have attained accredited status. The Dallas Township Police Department received initial accredited status in July 2007 and has worked to maintain such with on-site visits from assessors with the accreditation commission every three years. This is the fourth awarding of accredited status for Dallas Township.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance. Agencies attaining accredited status must demonstrate compliance with established standards of best practices for law enforcement to a team of independent professionals.
Jolley recently ended his term as president of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. Jolley has served on the accreditation commission for 10 years.
Information provided by Dallas Township.