On Wednesday, March 28, the West Carrollton Police Department earned the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) re-accreditation for the ninth time. The department received its first accreditation in March 1992.
The CALEA accreditation process includes a rigorous department-wide self-assessment, requiring a review of policies, practices, and processes against internationally-accepted public safety standards. A team of independent assessors completed a site visit in West Carrollton on Monday, Nov. 13.
After a public hearing and review of all reporting documents, the CALEA governing body of twenty-one commissioners made the decision to award the accreditation during a CALEA conference in Frisco, Texas. The award is for four years, during which time the West Carrollton Police Department is required to maintain continuous compliance during the award period.
For more information, call Police Chief Doug Woodard at (937) 847-4668.