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Program Eligibility Criteria.
Police agencies are eligible to apply for and to become certified and/or accredited through participation in the Accreditation Program if (a) the agency is eligible through legal authority or (b) the Commission determines that said agency is eligible.  Legal Authority is hereby defined as legally constituted agencies having mandated responsibility for enforcement of laws and having personnel with general or specific law enforcement powers.  Examples of these agencies include:  municipal, state and specialized (e.g. campus, transit and housing) law enforcement agencies.

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