KACP LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is one of the most valuable and cost effective ways available to departments that wish to enhance their effectiveness and professionalism. It is a progressive and time-proven way of helping police departments evaluate and improve their overall performance. Accredited departments benefit from the use of consistent and proven procedures, clearly outlined policies, and efficient practices. In addition, accreditation serves to create a feeling of confidence in residents that the Highland Heights Police Department recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining as high a degree of effectiveness and professionalism as possible.
The cornerstone of this strategy lies in the dissemination of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating police departments then conduct a thorough analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. Once the procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by an authoritative body that the institution is worthy of accreditation.
The Highland Heights Police Department has fulfilled the Standards of Accreditation and was recognized as an accredited agency in July, 2015. The department will be responsible for re-accreditation in July, 2020.