Accreditation is considered the highest mark of excellence in the law enforcement community nationwide. A group of recognized law enforcement professionals established a set of standards that when adhered to by a law enforcement agency would ensure they provide the highest quality service to the community they serve. These standards guide an agency in what it should do, how to do it is up to the agency. The standards cover 6 major topic areas:
Relationships with other agencies.
Organization and administration.
Law enforcement operations.
Prisoner and court related services.