Law Enforcement Accreditation
The Keene Police Department began the Accreditation process in August of 2007. In November of 2009, after a successful onsite assessment, the Department achieved Recognition status, the first level of the Accreditation process at that time. Recognition level no longer exists within CALEA and the Department has moved forward with the program and was awarded Accreditation status on March 23, 2013 after completing a successful onsite assessment that took place October 7-9, 2012. The Department received this first Accreditation award at the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) conference that took place in March, 2013.
After our third successful onsite assessment from 8-10 November, 2015, the Department received its second Accreditation award at the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) conference that took place in April, 2016.
These achievements demonstrate the Department’s commitment to providing professional and progressive police services to the community, now and into the future.
Because accreditation must not only be earned, but maintained, it also serves as an ongoing assessment of the department’s performance by an outside agency. To learn more about Law Enforcement Accreditation, visit the CALEA web site at http://www.calea.org.