The Shepherdsville Police Department was first awarded accreditation by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police in 2009 and received reaccreditation in 2014. The accreditation program is not mandatory, but reflects the Shepherdsville Police Department’s commitment to excellence and professionalism. KACP requires that each agency by reaccredited every 5 years.
- 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/sheriff department.
- Recognizes agencies for meeting standards of excellence