For Immediate Release
Police Department Granted 5th Accreditation Award
On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, representatives from the Springfield Police Department appeared before the full Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The appearance followed a hearing to determine the Department’s compliance with 463 proficiency standards relative to law enforcement agencies.
The Springfield Police Department was granted its 5th Accreditation Award. The Springfield Police Department was initially granted accredited status in 1997 and is required to apply for re-accreditation every three years. This re-accreditation award represents the satisfactory completion of a thorough agency wide self-evaluation and an on-site review of agency practices by a team of independent assessors.
The Springfield Police Department was also recognized as a Flagship Agency by the Commission. The Flagship Agency Program is designed to acknowledge CALEA Accredited public safety agencies that have demonstrated success in the accreditation process. The program also serves to provide other agencies seeking accreditation with examples of “best practices” on how to address compliance, policy development, file maintenance, and other issues relating to the accreditation process.
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