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WPD Earns 3rd Accreditation Award

Press Release
December 14, 2020

The Waverly Police Department has been awarded its 3rd Accreditation Award through the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation (TLEA) program.  The TLEA program is administered by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP).  The Waverly Police Department has been accredited since 2013.

To achieve accreditation with TLEA, an agency voluntarily submits to a three-year process of enhancing the agency’s professionalism and effectiveness using 160 law enforcement standards and participating in a thorough on-site assessment. The standards evaluate an agency’s policies that address a variety of areas including organizational, operational, and budget management practices.

“The accreditation process helps us to maintain the professional standards that contribute to our mission to make Waverly a great place to live, work and play.  I am proud of the hard work and commitment that our staff puts toward being one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state”, said Chief Grant Gillespie.

The Waverly Police Department is one of only 59 agencies in Tennessee that are accredited and is the smallest agency in the state to hold the honor.  Chief Gillespie is a member of the Board of Directors of TACP and sits on the Professional Standards Committee which oversees the TLEA program.

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