The Oregon Accreditation Alliance exists to improve the quality of law enforcement agencies in the State of Oregon and ultimately the quality of services provided to the citizens of this state.
The Oregon Accreditation Alliance was formed in April 2001. It was created under the direction and authority of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. The Alliance mutually supports and endorses the continued improvement of law enforcement and emergency communications services by establishing professional standards of accountability, management, and operations.
The Oregon Accreditation Alliance is governed by the Oregon Accreditation Alliance Board. The Board is composed of representatives from the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, and the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. The purpose of the PSC is to review all agencies being presented for state accreditation to ensure that compliance with all applicable standards has been met. If all requirements have been met, the Board nominates the candidate agency to the respective parent organization for the award of state accreditation.
The Oregon Accreditation Alliance Board meets a minimum of four times each year, in the months of January, April, June and September.