The Troy Police Department was awarded national accreditation on November 13, 2020 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in the Law Enforcement Standards program. CALEA’s goal is to improve law enforcement service by creating a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals, and it administers accreditation for law enforcement agencies.
Chief Shawn McKinney, Captain Ryan Ormberg, and Detective Chris Baker attended the virtual CALEA conference. There, CALEA’s Board of Commissioners reviewed findings of the accreditation process and affirmed the Department’s reaccreditation status. The reaccreditation process involved assessments and input from Police and City leadership, as well as a public hearing.
The accreditation process is a means for Troy’s Police Department to voluntarily demonstrates how it meets criteria for excellence of service, using nationally, professionally-recognized standards. These standards embrace the precepts of community-oriented policing. The agency was first accredited in 1993, and has maintained accreditation since that year.