Harrisburg Bureau of Police Receives Re-Accreditation

On Thursday morning, June 10, 2021 the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Accreditation Program Coordinator, James Adams, presented the Harrisburg Bureau of Police with their Re-Accreditation Certificate.  Receiving the certificate on behalf of the Bureau were Commissioner Thomas Carter and Accreditation Manager Steve Green. 

This achievement marks the Harrisburg Bureau of Police as one of only 131 Police Agencies in Pennsylvania who hold this professional distinction.

The Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is a process that a Police Agency voluntarily chooses to undertake and involves a detailed examination of policies and procedures by an outside organization.  The Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Agency provides a team of assessors to examine and confirm that the Accredited Agency meets or exceeds 139 separate standards guided by laws and policing best practices.    

In addition to this achievement, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police have also recently received certification from the U.S. Department of Justice that they meet the requirements set forth in Executive Order Number 13929 “Executive Order on Safe Policing”, designating them as an agency meeting the standards for Use of Force and Safe Policing and confirming their eligibility to receive Federal funds.

Commissioner Carter feels strongly that the Bureau should seek continual improvement and strive to meet the highest standards in Policing while continually updating our policies and practices to provide the best service possible to improve the safety our community.

The Harrisburg Bureau of Police are proud to have maintained their Accredited status since 2003.