Accreditation

WILEAG


The Menomonee Falls Police Department is accredited by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG).

What is accreditation? 
Accreditation is the process in which an agency is evaluated on prescribed standards associated with the day to day operations of a law enforcement agency. This is a volunteer process in which agencies subject themselves to outside scrutiny of polices, procedures and practices they have in place.


What does it mean to be accredited?


Accreditation refers to a system of rules and regulations, called "Standards," that an agency is to follow in order to earn and retain the status of being "accredited." Colleges, universities, health care providers and school districts are commonly accredited.
 
Benefits of Agency Accreditation:


  • Promotes excellence and professionalism within law enforcement through voluntary compliance with Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group standards
  • Assurance and confidence that your agency is in compliance with all state mandated policies
  • Confidence, by virtue of outside assessors, that your agency is in compliance and functioning through state approved practices and procedures.
  • Access to model policies and procedures in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Network with other professional organizations.
  • May experience increased savings with insurance costs.

 Accreditation Process


WILEAGThe State of Wisconsin developed a state program for accreditation in the mid-1990's which evolved as a result of an initiative by the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. On May 21st, 1998, the Menomonee Falls Police Department became State accredited by demonstrating its commitment to law enforcement excellence by its compliance to a body of standard deemed essential to the protection of the life, safety and rights to the citizens of Menomonee Falls, and by exemplifying the best professional practices in the conduct of it's responsibilities to the community it serves. In 2011, the Menomonee Falls Police Department converted its paper files to electronic files, which was just recently approved by the WILEAG Board, and the department was re-accredited using this new format. The Menomonee Falls Police Department is dedicated to maintaining its accredited status.
Having been awarded re-accreditation by the WILEAG board on March 31, 2014, the department will now work to ensure compliance with WILEAG's 4th edition standards that were issued in January 2013.
The Menomonee Falls Police Department is scheduled to have another on-site assessment in February 2017.
  
For any other questions regarding accreditation, call or email Captain Terry Hansen at (262) 532-8703.

Letter from the Chief