The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) was the initiative of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association (WCPA). Law enforcement accreditation provides the basis for an enhanced sense of professionalism and pride, the security knowing that agencies are well-managed, and the assurances that enforcement operations and personnel are consistent and well-directed. In order to receive accreditation, an agency’s operations must be independently reviewed and evaluated.
The goal of WILEAG is to provide a high quality, affordable alternative to national accreditation. The program is tailored to meet the needs and capabilities of Wisconsin agencies.
The First Edition Standards were approved by the WCPA Accreditation Committee on June 2, 1995, with the Second Edition Standards officially approved by the WILEAG Governing Board on December 3, 1996. The La Crosse Police Department received its most recent re-accreditation in June 2017. Currently, the La Crosse Police Department is operating under the WILEAG Fifth Edition Standards.