Juneau Police Department
Accreditation serves to distinguish participating organizations as having met professional standards of conduct and service and reflect the national best practices in the profession. As in other professional organizations, law enforcement leaders recognized the need to develop professional standards. Alaska no longer has an accrediting agency. The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with the Oregon Accreditation Alliance (OAA) to provide accreditation to Alaskan law enforcement agencies. The Juneau Police Department feels strongly that becoming accredited sets a high professional standard for police agencies and is therefore in the process of becoming accredited through OAA.