JPD Completes Accreditation Through OAA

The Juneau Police Department has successfully completed the process for accreditation through the Oregon Accreditation Alliance.

Accreditation means that JPD and its operations, management, policies, and procedures meet best practices based on international, national, and state standards.

Achieving accreditation was a multi-year process and required being evaluated by an outside independent organization.

JPD has previously been accredited through the State of Alaska, but the state program was discontinued several years ago.

To receive accreditation through the Oregon Accreditation Alliance, JPD had to show proof of compliance with 105 standards based on best practices nationally and throughout changes in legislation in Alaska and Oregon. Accreditation supports continued improvement of law enforcement services; establishes best practice through professional standards; establishes an agency’s accountability and transparency; and enhances management of overall police operations.