CM -
Are you referring to CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for law enforcement agencies) accreditation the WDFW enforcement received a decade or so ago?

That accreditation meant that the agency had met some pretty serious communication and training standards. If only part of the claims in that letter are true it is obvious that meeting those standards was largely a expensive "paper" exercise. Though at the time the enforcement leadership made a big deal of getting that accreditation.

While I don't recall what the cost was to go through that accreditation process I do recall that in a time of tight budgets it was pretty controversial at the time when the agency did it. Again as I recall most of the national fish and wild agencies as well as most Washington County Sherriff departments have not gone through that process and some folks wondered whether that money would have been better spend on keeping agents in the field.