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Lower Swatara Police Department is reaccredited

By David Barr, davidbarr@pressandjournal.com
Posted 3/17/17

The Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners recognized its police department for achieving reaccreditation from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association at its legislative meeting on Wednesday …

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Lower Swatara Police Department is reaccredited

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The Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners recognized its police department for achieving reaccreditation from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association at its legislative meeting on Wednesday night.

This was the second reaccreditation, which occurs on a three-year cycle. Lower Swatara was initially accredited in June 2010, and the first reaccreditation was in 2013. The next will be in 2019.

Accreditation is making sure a department has a policy on all 130 standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association accreditation program and that the department is following them, which is done by reviewing agency files.

According to Public Safety Director Frank Williamson, officers from State College Police Department, Upper Saucon Township Police Department, and Springfield Township Police Department of Delaware County rode with Lower Swatara officers and reviewed their actions while working, and reviewed all paperwork and forms filed to ensure they are following proper standards.

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