Public Input Sought for Phoenix PD Accreditation

​​The Phoenix Police Department is in the final stages of achieving accreditation status through the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

The Phoenix Police Department entered the rigorous self-assessing accreditation program to improve operations and enhance transparency. Accreditation status will represent a significant professional achievement for the department. Once accreditation is accomplished, the department will have been carefully measured against an established set of standards and has met or exceeded accepted practices in law enforcement.

A team of assessors from the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) will arrive in Phoenix on November 15-17, 2002, to examine all aspects of the Phoenix Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

As part of the final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the Assessment Team. The public may call 602-534-5966 on Thursday, November 17, 2022 between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. A Spanish speaker will be available. Telephone comments are limited to five (5) minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards. A copy of the Standard Manual is available for viewing at the Phoenix Police Department Headquarters or at the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program website.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Phoenix Police Department’s ability to comply with Standards for ALEAP accreditation are requested to email the Accreditation Program Manager at [email protected] or write the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program at 75 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296.

Accreditation is valid for a four-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those Standards under which it was initially accredited.

The Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) is the accrediting agency in the State of Arizona. For more information regarding AACOP, please visit:

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