Maintaining Compliance and Reaccreditation
The accreditation process is considered an essential management model that guides the public safety agencies through organizational growth, challenges and change.
The accreditation process is not to be viewed as an event that occurs once every review cycle; rather, as an on-going, quality performance review of the agency. A successful reaccreditation is contingent upon the agency's ability to demonstrate continued compliance with applicable standards during the period being reviewed.
This is accomplished by providing consistent reaccreditation maintenance, tracking agency performance, and identifying changes to agency procedures over the preceding review period. It is important for the agency to keep abreast of the accreditation process during this period.
The agency must also have a reliable system for ensuring that periodic reports, analyses, reviews, and other activities mandated by applicable accreditation standards are accomplished during the reaccreditation period. These activities are the focal point of the reaccreditation assessment.