GREENBELT POLICE DEPARTMENT
GREENBELT POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALLY RECIEVES CALEA ACCREDITATION
The Greenbelt Police Department was officially granted unconditional accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) during the organization’s fall conference in Reno, NV.
This recognition as an accredited agency is the culmination of a three year Department-wide effort to meet the Commission’s 446 state-of-the art standards. This process also included a public hearing, panel interviews of Greenbelt officers, support personnel and other City employees, as well as an on-site inspection by a team of CALEA assessors in August of this year.
Participation in the CALEA accreditation program is voluntary, but successful completion provides a law enforcement agency with a nationally recognized award of excellence and professional achievement.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies was created in 1979 as an independent accrediting authority by the four major law enforcement membership associations:
Members to the Commission are appointed by the Executive Directors of these four associations. A majority vote is required for each appointment. Commissioners are appointed to a term of three years.
The Commission is comprised of 21 members:
11 members are selected from law enforcement
The Commission meets three times a year to accredit and reaccredit law enforcement agencies.
Prepared by MPO George Mathews
November 22, 2006