The Grand Chute Police Department is accredited by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG).
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is the process by which an agency is evaluated on prescribed standards associated with the operations of a law enforcement agency. Agencies subject themselves to outside scrutiny of policies, procedures, and practices they have in place. This is a voluntary process.
What does it mean to be accredited?
Accreditation refers to a system of rules and regulations, called "Standards," that an agency is to follow in order to earn and retain the status of being accredited. Colleges, universities, health care providers and school districts are commonly accredited. View all 235 WILEAG Standards here.
Benefits of Agency Accreditation:
- Promote excellence and professionalism within law enforcement through voluntary compliance with Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group standards
- Assurance and confidence that your agency is in compliance with all state mandated policies
- Access to model policies and procedures in the State of Wisconsin
- Confidence that your agency is performing topnotch policing services, following best practices in the profession, and consistently performing State approved practices and procedures.
- Greatly reduce risk and litigation often resulting in decreased liability insurance costs
Accrediation can be achieved on a national and/or state level. Wisconsin's program for accreditation is administered by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG). On January 31, 2017, the Grand Chute Police Department became state accredited for a second time by demonstrating its commitment to law enforcement excellence through its compliance to a body of standards.
The Grand Chute Police Department is dedicated to maintaining accredited status. The next on on-site assessment will be in December 2019.