CALEA Accreditation

The Avon Police Department is registered with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®), and has been accredited since 2012. Accreditation benefits include:

  • Strengthening crime prevention and control capabilities; Increase community and staff confidence in the agency.
  • Formalizing essential management procedures;
  • Establishing fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices;
  • Improving service delivery;
  • Solidifying interagency cooperation and coordination; and
  • Increasing 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.

Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgment to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenents of CALEA Accreditation.

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