The City of Sevierville Police Department (SPD) was recently reaccredited by the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation program (TLEA). The TLEA program is administered by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP). SPD was initially accredited by TLEA in 2010, and is one of only a handful of Tennessee law enforcement departments to receive their fifth accreditation award.
To receive accreditation, SPD was required to demonstrate ongoing compliance with over 160 law enforcement standards that measure performance throughout the agency, including patrol, criminal investigations, dispatch, records and administrative components. SPD must show that they follow best industry practices in all areas of law enforcement.
Every three years, a team of assessors evaluates the department’s adherence to the program standards through an exhaustive review of agency files and an on-site inspection of department personnel, facilities and equipment.
“Adherence to TLEA standards is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women throughout our department,” SPD Chief Joseph Manning said. “The continued support shown by our community and Board of Mayor and Aldermen is an important component of our success.”