The Frederick Police Department is proud to announce it is has been awarded CALEA Accreditation.   CALEA, The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. is the  voluntary program for law enforcement agencies to demonstrate their commitment to excellence in law enforcement.  

The purpose of CALEA Accreditation is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence. 

Specifically, CALEA’s goals are to:

  • 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.

CALEA Assessment Report