WILEAG President and Glendale Police Department Chief Mark Ferguson, accepting an award from WILEAG Vice President and Menomonee Falls Police Department Chief Ann Ruzinski.
The Glendale Police Department is proud to be one of a select few law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin to receive accredited status through the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group.
The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group is the governing body for State accreditation in Wisconsin. Accreditation is a voluntary program that requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The program consists of 242 standards, which includes 604 separate dimensions, that incorporate the best police practices. Agencies are evaluated every three years by a team of assessors. The assessment team is composed of law enforcement professionals from other agencies throughout the state. The assessors review written material, interview individuals, receive community input on Department activities, and tour the agency to determine compliance with all of the standards. Accreditation status is granted for three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with the standards.
Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The Glendale Police Department is one of 37 law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin to have achieved Full Accreditation through the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group. The Glendale Police Department was first awarded accreditation status in 2006 and has maintained its accredited status since that time. Glendale Police were awarded re-accreditation status in 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2019. We will continue to work to maintain our accreditation status and ensure that we are following the best practices in law enforcement.
For more information on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group accreditation program please visit their website at www.wileag.info.