Upper Moreland Police Department receives ‘highly recommended’ PLEAC accreditation status

The Upper Moreland Police Department announced that it has received the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) accreditation status.

From the Department’s Facebook post:

Chief Andrew J. Block announced to the Upper Moreland Township Board of Commissioners at the August 7, 2023 meeting that the Upper Moreland Police Department received PLEAC accreditation on June 22, 2023. The standards for accreditation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were established by The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association under the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). The Upper Moreland Township Police Department under the assigned direction of Lieutenant Kelly Ruddell and with assistance from our law enforcement consultant, Aspirant Consulting Group, engaged in the accreditation process. PLEAC publishes 125 professional law enforcement standards that are achieved through a policy process. With the completion of the policies, proofs are obtained to support the policy and provide standardization within the police department. Upon collecting and completing the appropriate proofs a PLEAC assessment team inspects the proofs for policy compliance as well as a facilitate inspection. The assessment occurred on June 21 and 22, 2023. The PLEAC assessment team highly recommended accreditation status.

The accreditation status was approved at the July 25, 2023 PLEAC Board Meeting. The Upper Moreland Township Police Department is now one of 160 accredited law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

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