Step 1: Application
- Sent to the Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission
- Candidate Agency selects Accreditation Manager to oversee the program
- Contract sent to agency along with login information for ILEAC's Online Manual
- 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 2 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 two year period and enters re-recognition request.