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CALEA Accreditation

First CALEA Accredited Agency
The Avon Police Department is registered with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®), and is in the self assessment process to become the first CALEA accredited agency in Western Colorado.

    Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities;
  • Formalize essential management procedures;
  • Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices;
  • Improve service delivery;
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency.

    • Accreditation Process

      The accreditation process will provide the Avon Police Department an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that it meets an established set of professional standards which:

      • Require an agency to develop a comprehensive, well thought out, uniform set of written directives. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.
      • Provide the necessary reports and analysis the Chief of Police needs to make fact-based, informed management decisions.
      • Require a preparedness program be put in place - so an agency is ready to address natural or man-made critical incidents.
      • Provides a means for developing or improving upon an agency's relationship with the community. 
      • Strengthen an agency's accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.
      • Can limit an agency's liability and risk exposure because it demonstrates that internationally recognized standards for law enforcement have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside CALEA-trained assessors.
      • Facilitates an agency's pursuit of professional excellence.
      • Avon accomplished accreditation in the CALEA Recognition program in Scottsdale, AZ July 21, 2012