The Lake Havasu City Police Department is proud to announce its re-accreditation through the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP). Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven method of assisting law enforcement agencies in measuring and improving their overall performance. ALEAP is intended to provide law enforcement agencies in the state with an avenue for demonstrating that they meet commonly accepted best practices and industry standards for efficient, effective, productive, and quality operations. Police Chief Troy Stirling met with the ALEAP commission on January 25 for a review of the on-site visit and inspections that were conducted by ALEAP assessors. LHCPD was proudly awarded the certificate of re-accreditation on February 2.
“Accreditation is a voluntary program that is designed for law enforcement agencies to take a deep dive into their policies and procedures to ensure we are delivering the best possible service to the communities we serve. I want the citizens of Lake Havasu City to understand that we are committed to building upon the community trust that we are constantly shown, and strive to earn the confidence that Lake Havasu City has one of the best police agencies in the State.”, Chief Troy Stirling said.
The Lake Havasu City Police Department must comply with 174 standards to achieve accredited status. Accreditation is valid for a four-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
The Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP), is the accrediting agency in the State of Arizona. For more information regarding the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, please visit www.azchiefsofpolice.org.