LA CROSSE POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS STATE RE-ACCREDITATION

 

The La Crosse Police Department announces application for re-accreditation through the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG). On May 21, 1998 the La Crosse Police Department became one of the first law enforcement agencies in the State of Wisconsin to become accredited by WILEAG.  The La Crosse Police Department was the first law enforcement agency in Wisconsin to become re-accredited by WILEAG in 2004.  The La Crosse Police Department is currently seeking re-accreditation for the 5th time.

The accreditation process is a voluntary commitment to law enforcement excellence by maintaining compliance to a body of standards deemed essential to the protection of the life, health, safety and rights of the citizens that the La Crosse Police Department serves.

From April 25th through April 27th the La Crosse Police Department will undergo assessment to ensure that it continues to meet the standards of best professional practices set forth by WILEAG.  A trained assessment team will conduct a thorough review of the La Crosse Police Department’s compliance with WILEAG standards. The assessors will review written material, interview individuals, and visit offices and the places where compliance can be witnessed.

As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments regarding the La Crosse Police Department’s ability to comply with WILEAG standards by calling 608-789-7252 on April 26th, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

A copy of the standards is available at the La Crosse Police Department front desk 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, WI or can be viewed at the La Crosse Police Department website http://www.cityoflacrosse.org/police/accreditation under the WILEAG section.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the La Crosse Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write to Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group, WILEAG at WILEAG at P.O. Box 528, Hartland, WI 53029 .

Once the WILEAG Board’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Board, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted re-accredited status. Accreditation status is granted for three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

The La Crosse Police Department is committed to providing the citizens of La Crosse with the best in law enforcement.

 

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