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Accreditation Manager


Listing Summary

The City of Fayetteville, Georgia commits to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees, complying with local, state and federal laws. The City’s policy is to employ qualified persons without discrimination regarding race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, country of national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation, ethnicity, or status in any other group protected by federal/state/local law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


This position is responsible for the coordination of the police department’s accreditation and certification programs. Work involves: professional assistance and complex administrative work including planning, coordinating, and managing the program the implementation, maintenance, and adherence to the police department's accreditation through the Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program (GLECP); and documentation of several of the processes and/or analyses required by state law, and GLECP.


  • Develops long range goals and objectives; ensures goals and objectives are met; maintains a comprehensive knowledge of department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure assigned personnel comply.
  • Provides technical guidance in complicated situations relating to investigations; renders decisions on major department operational problems.
  • Performs public relations duties; represents the department at meetings and other functions; speaks on a variety of law enforcement topics to civic, neighborhood, church and school groups, and at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Assists with policy and procedure changes when necessary to improve efficiency and operation of department; writes standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for department.
  • Coordinates the development and maintenance of a comprehensive timetable for accreditation; prioritizes and schedules activities required to meet deadlines set by GLECP and milestones set by the department.
  • Coordinates communications with GLECP staff regarding the interpretation of and compliance with standards; acts as a liaison among police administration, other department employees, and outside agencies in all accreditation efforts.
  • Regularly reports to agency staff on accreditation compliance; notifies staff of compliance issues; and makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Prepares and submits annual agency report to represents the agency at local, conferences and meetings related to the accreditation process; and maintains files for compliance with accreditation process.
  • Maintains data entry of policy compliance in the automated accreditation management program (PowerDMS); directs mock and on-site inspections and audits of programs and functions to determine compliance with department’s Manual of Standards, and GLECP.
  • Establishes lines of communication with other divisions, outside departments, and agencies as required to maintain an effective working relationship to better serve the community.
  • Develops, establishes, implements, and ensures adherence to departmental policy and SOPs.
  • Acts as a resource for agency members regarding the interpretation of agency policies and procedures.
  • Meets with senior level department managers to assist with strategic planning and the development of new programs.
  • Attends on-going law enforcement training to maintain state peace officer certification as well as to increase knowledge related to law enforcement practices, federal, state, and municipal laws.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Requires Associate Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Public Administration, Planning, Business Management, or a discipline directly related to the position’s responsibilities; and
  • Three (3) years of related work experience; experience as an Accreditation Manager from an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency with a successful program as established by GLECP benchmarks is preferred; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None.

Special Requirements:

  • None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and understanding of crime analysis and how to apply methods of determining crime trends.
  • Knowledge of the methods and practices of the administration and management of a modern police department.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings and areas.
  • Knowledge of the department’s computer software systems.
  • Knowledge of the GLECP processes.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement methods, procedures, and techniques and the ability to apply such knowledge to specific situations.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and legal procedures.
  • Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the procedures used in emergency communications and governmental rules and regulations, which apply to the communication function.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, MS-Project, and the Internet.
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to understand, analyze, and interpret a wide variety of complex written information.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the accreditation process.
  • Ability to make effective oral presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, City officials, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to drive and operate department assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to deal courteously and fairly with the public.
  • Ability to analyze situations and to take quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action giving due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation.


The work is sedentary work and requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: manual dexterity, grasping, handling, hearing, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, talking, visual acuity, and walking.


Work typically takes place in an office setting. Work may take place under outdoor weather conditions, and may be subject to moderate noise.

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