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CALEA Accredidation June 7th, 2015

 

On Sunday, June 7th, 2015, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) arrived in Peachtree City for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve Gold Standard re-accreditation.  The assessors examined all aspects of the Peachtree City Police Department and focused on areas such as policies and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Verification was made by this team that the Peachtree City Police Department meets the Commissions’ state-of-the-art standards (5th Edition) as part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation. 

As part of the on-site assessment, the assessors spoke with numerous community partners regarding the department demonstrating meeting these standards.  Amongst other areas, the department was specifically recognized at the hearing in Miami that they have never had so many community partners agree to speak with the assessors about a department.  We thank our community partners for their participation.  We are pleased to announce the department has been awarded CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation for the eighth time.  It is also my pleasure to inform our community that the department was been selected by the Commissioners of CALEA to receive the Accreditation with Excellence Award.  Without the support of our community partners we would not be receiving these awards.

The Peachtree City Police Department was initially accredited on November 21, 1992 and then re-accredited in November 1997, November 2000, November 2003, November 2006, November 2009, and November 2012.  The accredited status was initially granted for a five-year period.  The Commission has now reduced the length of time to three years.  During these three years, the department has submitted annual reports attesting to its continued compliance with accreditation standards.  In addition to the CALEA accreditation, the department has been State Certified since 2008.  State Certification requires similar requirements as CALEA.

There are about 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the country and only 665, or 3.7 percent, are accredited by CALEA. In addition, Accreditation with Excellence Award, which is only awarded to roughly 10 to 12 percent of those agencies accredited.

 For a list of the standards that the department must comply with please click here to go to the CALEA website.

To view the exit interview video from the CALEA assessors please click here.

To view the presentation of the award to City Council please click here.

Click Here for the the Final On-Site Assessment Recommendation Report

For more information our our Accredidation and State Certification programs contact Lt. Mark Brown at or 770-632-4112.