WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The West Lafayette Police Department recently received a distinct honor. It was recognized by the Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
The police department is now one of 12 in the state to be accredited. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice, the state has close to 500 law enforcement agencies.
Officers can clearly say they follow the best practices and standards in the community.
State accreditation confirms professionalism within the entire department.
It also shows WLPD's commitment to excellence in law enforcement.
Police Chief Jason Dombkowski says this process took 18 months to complete.
This a voluntary accreditation program in the state.
"I can tell you that I'm just very proud of our people. Our agency is one that has standards that are set by this community and we adhere to those standards and we're just, we're very proud of our people," said Dombkowski. "The things that we do as a law enforcement agency are signed off on as the best practices and policies and procedures that the state expects and by following that I'm sure that our services are the best that we can offer for public safety in this community."
The department's accreditation lasts for three years.
At this end of this period, the agency enters a re-recognition request.