History of PPAC

The Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition is a nonprofit, non-governmental coalition group whose membership consists of law enforcement agencies and other organizations interested or participating in law enforcement accreditation.

PPAC was founded in 1990 to provide guidance and assistance to law enforcement agencies pursuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), a nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Virginia. 

With the creation of the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) by the Pennsylvania Chief’s of Police Association in 2000, PPAC widened its focus in support of law enforcement agencies dedicated to the Commonwealth accreditation program.

From its inception, PPAC has continued to represent the interests of Commonwealth law enforcement agencies by:

- Promoting the adoption of quality policies and procedures by all law enforcement agencies.

- Providing guidance, information and direct assistance to member agencies participating in the CALEA accreditation system, including organizing and conducting preliminary on-site accreditation assessments.

- Serving as a forum for the generation of ideas and exchange of information on accreditation and a wide range of other contemporary law enforcement topics.

- Advocating the establishment of state law enforcement accreditation program to serve the needs of Commonwealth law enforcement agencies.