Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
The Beavercreek Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The program requires agencies to comply with 480 state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The department was first accredited in 1999.
CALEA was established in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); National Sheriffs Association (NSA); and Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).
The CALEA accreditation programs provide public safety agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily meet an established set of professional standards, which require:
• Comprehensive and uniform written directives that clearly define authority, performance and responsibilities;
• Reports and analyses to make fact-based and informed management decisions;
• Preparedness to address natural or man-made critical incidents;
• Community relationship-building and maintenance;
• Independent review by subject matter experts; and
• Continuous pursuit of excellence through annual reviews and other assessment measures.
Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board
The Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board was established in 2015 and offers a certification process for police departments in Ohio. Like other certification programs, the process consists of two major components:
1. Establishing professional standards for law enforcement to meet; and
2. Administering a voluntary assessment process by which law enforcement departments can be recognized for meeting best practices.
For more information on the Ohio Collaborative, visit ocjs.ohio.gov/collaborative. The Beavercreek Police Department has been certified in all of the Ohio Collaborative standards since the program’s inception.