Police Department Earns Second Accreditation

Our Police Department was awarded a second accreditation status during the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP) meeting held June 2 in Franklin.
To achieve accreditation with TLEA, an agency voluntarily submits to a three year process of enhancing the agency's professionalism and effectiveness utilizing 164 law enforcement standards and participating in a thorough on-site assessment.
The standards evaluate an agency's policies which address a variety of areas including organizational, operational and budget management practices.
The program is intended to encourage cooperation, recognize professional standing, develop professional services and ensure public safety throughout the State of Tennessee.
The TLEA program is a valuable and cost effective way to enhance overall agency effectiveness and professionalism.
The Greeneville Police Department successfully accomplished TLEA accreditation by meeting criteria that measured the professionalism, organizational, and overall readiness in law enforcement policy and procedures.
"The standard of excellence that is met through this process is to be admired. We are proud to recognize the
hard work of the Greeneville Police Department, its staff and community leaders," stated TACP President Troy Lane.
This accreditation award is a testament to the hard work and community concern evidenced by the men and women of the Greeneville Police Department, and to their level of professionalism in regards to how seriously they take their Mission to Protect You, Your Family, and Our Community, stated Tim Ward, Greeneville Chief of Police.
GPD first earned accreditation in 2018. This prestigious status has been awarded for another three-year period ending June 2024.