The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) administers the accreditation process for law enforcement agencies. The Troy Police Department voluntarily entered into an agreement with CALEA in 1998, after Police Chief Charles Phelps made accreditation one of his top priorities. The overall goal of the accreditation program is to promote professionalism and improve the delivery of law enforcement services.
Accreditation ensures that the Troy Police Department is in compliance with internationally-proven standards covering all aspects of law enforcement policies, procedures, practices, and operations. CALEA accreditation:
Provides recognition that the agency’s managerial and operational policies and procedures are in accord with a body of professional standards.
Assures the community that its law enforcement agency is committed to the provisions of service of the highest quality and that its policies and procedures are effective, responsive, fair and equitable.
Recognizes that staff is trained and functions according to established policy and procedure.
Provides recognition that the agency’s managerial and operational policies and procedures meet a body of professional standards.
For more information about the Troy Police Department's accreditation, call 937-440-9911.