Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

Our accreditation through IPSA programs provide structure for quality and excellence in policing and prepare for ISO certification for distinguished security agencies. Our bespoke IPSA Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model; once implemented, it presents the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery- regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency.

What your organisation will get from the process:

  • Strengthened crime prevention and control capabilities
  • Formalized essential management procedures
  • Established fair and non-discriminatory personnel practices
  • Improved service delivery
  • Solid interagency cooperation and coordination
  • Increased community and staff confidence in the agency

This accreditation program provides public safety, policing and security agencies an opportunity to demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards which:

  • require an agency to develop a comprehensive, well thought out, uniform set of written directives. (This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel).
  • provide necessary reports and analysis a CEO needs to make fact-based, informed management decisions.
  • have a required operational program in place- so an agency is ready to address natural or man-made critical incidents.
  • show a developing or improving an agency’s relationship with the community.
  • strengthen an agency’s accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.
  • can limit an agency’s liability and risk exposure because it demonstrates that internationally recognized standards for law enforcement have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside IPSA – trained assessors.
  • facilitates an agency’s pursuit of professional excellence.

Steps in the Accreditation Process

  1. Enrolment
  2. Self-Assessment
  3. On-Site Assessment
  4. Commission Review and Decision
  5. Maintaining Compliance and Reaccreditation

Click here to start your accreditation process

The International Police Science Association (IPSA) is a nonprofit organization, exempt from Federal Income Tax Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, registered in the USA. For more information, visit