On Thursday morning, June 10, 2021 the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Accreditation Program Coordinator, James Adams, presented WSRPD Chief of Police, Michael Hope, with the Department's Re-Accreditation Certificate at the Police Department.

The Department is one of 131 agencies out of over 1,100 Law Enforcement Agencies in the State that have attained Accredited status in Pennsylvania.

Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance. The cornerstone of this strategy lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating administrators then conduct a thorough analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by an authoritative body that the institution is worthy of accreditation.