Step 1: Application & Contract
- Application and fee is sent to the Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
- Candidate Agency selects Accreditation Manager to oversee the program.
- Contract sent to the agency along with invoice for first installment.
- Accreditation Manager receives appropriate training as provided by ILEAC / InPAC.
Step 2: Self Assessment
- Thorough examination of existing policies and procedures.
- In-house system developed to collect information regarding compliance with standards.
- Prepare forms and collect proofs of compliance for each standard.
- Conducts a mock assessment (optional).
- Prepares for 2 day on-site assessment by ILEAC Assessors.
Step 3: On-site Assessment
- Agency contacts ILEAC to request the on-site assessment.
- ILEAC selects two assessors from an available pool to conduct the on-site assessment.
- ILEAC makes all lodging and per diem arrangements for the assessment team.
- Assessors review all standards and verify the agency’s compliance with those standards through file review, interview, observation, etc.
- The assessment team participates in a telephone session for public input on the agency’s ability to comply with accreditation standards.
- The assessment team provides ILEAC with a formal written report regarding their findings during the on-site.
- The candidate agency is provided a copy of the final report from ILEAC.
- Assessor Team approves or denies accreditation request.
Step 4: Maintaining Compliance
- Accreditation is for a period of 3 years.
- Agencies who find themselves in non-compliance with a particular standard(s) should contact ILEAC immediately.
- Agencies must continue to comply with established standards and collect proofs of compliance for file building and future re-accreditation on-sites.
- The accredited agency conducts a self-assessment at the end of the three year period and enters re-recognition request.