The Shepherdsville Police Department was first awarded accreditation by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police in 2009. The accreditation program is not mandatory but reflects the Shepherdsville Police Departments commitment to excellence and professionalism. KACP requires that each agency be reaccredited every 4 years. Shepherdsville Police Department has maintained their accreditation standards and met the requirements to be continuous in their award of this prestigious certification.
- Provides a means of independent evaluation of agency operations.
- Provides a basis to correct deficiencies in the agency’s operations before they become public problems.
- Requires that agencies commit policies and procedures to writing.
- Provides a norm for an agency to judge its performance.
- Has the potential to reduce liability insurance costs.
- Promotes accountability among agency personnel and the evenhanded application of policies.
- Enhances the reputation of the agency, thereby helping to attract the most qualified candidates for employment.
- Minimizes an agency’s exposure to liability, reducing vicarious liability suits.
- Builds a stronger defense against lawsuits and citizen complaints.
- Increases the community’s confidence in its police department.
- Recognizes agencies for meeting standards of excellence.