On July 26, 2022 the Northern York County Regional Police Department was granted accredited status by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). The Department received their certificate at the annual PA Chiefs of Police Conference.

The NYCRPD began accreditation process in June of 2021. Sgt. Chris Irwin serves as the agency’s accreditation manager. An on site assessment by Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission Assessors on May 11-12, 2022.

Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance. The cornerstone of this strategy lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating administrators then conduct a thorough analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by an authoritative body that the institution is worthy of accreditation. 

Thirteen percent of Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies have been granted accreditation.

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