Warrington Police Receive State Accreditation: Joins Newtown Twp Police Among 16 Bucks County PD's That Are Accredited | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Warrington police are now among a select few in the state to receive accreditation by the PA Chiefs of Police Association.


After a year and a half of work, the department received its accredited status in late February.


“We meet the highest standards in policing in Pennsylvania," Chief Daniel Friel said.


Warrington is now among 131 departments in the state with the designation. Sixteen of those departments are from Bucks County. Being accredited means the department follows what the association believes is best police practice.


Officials from the department were presented a certificate of accreditation in Harrisburg this month. “I’m proud of the department for all their hard work," Friel said.


Warrington Police Chief Daniel Friel accepts a certificate stating the department has been accredited by the PA Chiefs of Police Association. Warrington is one of 131 departments statewide to receive such a designation.


The chief said getting accredited was one of his main goals when he was appointed chief in 2015. Getting the accreditation required the department to update its facilities, and policies and procedures, the chief said.