Valley Forge, PA. The York Area Regional Police Department was recognized on Wednesday July 18, 2014 by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association as an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency at the annual conference. The department was first accredited in 2008 and must undergo a re-assessment every three years. The assessment included a two day review of files, facilities, personnel interviews, and inspections in order to determine that the department was in compliance with the Commission standards. The assessors included the Chief of Police in Upper Moreland Township, a sergeant from the Allentown Police Department and the Accreditation Manager from the Derry Township Police Department. Fewer than 100 police departments in Pennsylvania, or less than 10% have been able to complete the rigorous requirements for accreditation and the personnel of the department have this seal of professionalism and best practices that can not be claimed for most police agencies. Sergeant Jeffry Dunbar was the manager of this process and completing the many preparations required for accreditation.