CALEA - Department
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), was established as an independent accrediting authority in 1979 by the four major law enforcement membership associations: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); National Sheriffs' Association (NSA); and Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).
The purpose of the Commission's accreditation program is to improve delivery of law enforcement services by offering a body of standards, developed and approved by law enforcement practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date law enforcement topics. It recognizes professional achievements by offering an orderly process for addressing and complying with applicable standards.
Successful accreditation requires continual evaluation of the Department's directives and to demonstrate proof that compliance to the established standards is being maintained. The process assures that professionalism and integrity are constantly evaluated and continuously improved. LVMPD is dedicated to maintaining compliance to all applicable standards.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) was accredited initially In July 1989, becoming the 112th accredited agency in the nation and the first in Nevada. LVMPD was re-accredited in July 2011 and honored with an excellence award. This award recognizes exceptional performance during the accreditation process. Agencies are reviewed every three years for compliance to the standards.
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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
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