Congratulations to Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department!

On October 28, 2022, the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission voted to Re-Accred the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department.  Accepting the award for the third time is our Accreditation Manager Mary Lee with Chief Thomas E. Ruzinski, PLEAC Chairman, and Chief Scott Bohn, Executive Director of the Chief's Association.  

To become accredited, an agency must demonstrate that it meets all 139 standards developed by PLEAC.  To meet these standards, the agency must present evidence to a team of assessors that the agency has a policy to address each standard and that officers are stringently complying with the policy.  These standards include essential areas such as procedures relating to patrol operations, vehicle pursuits, use of force, detention of prisoners, and property/evidence control.  

The department must undergo a reaccreditation assessment every three years to retain accreditation status.  The ongoing accreditation process will guarantee that the department continually reviews and revises departmental procedures, thereby ensuring that the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is in compliance with the national best practices in policing. 

While Accreditation could not be accomplished without the help of everyone in the department,  a special congratulations goes out to Mary; thank you for all you have done to keep this department Accredited since February 2016.  

We would also like to thank the elected officials of East Goshen, Westtown, and Thornbury Townships and the citizens of the townships for always supporting the Accreditation process.