PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — A southwest Wisconsin police department recently received accreditation from a state organization.

Platteville Police Department was accredited by Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group.

Accreditation status concludes a three-year process and signifies that the department’s policies, procedures and practices follow federal and state laws, current case law and best practices in law enforcement, according to a press release. It states that only about 7% of Wisconsin’s law enforcement agencies have reached accreditation status through the accreditation group.

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