Police Accreditation Public Comment Virtual Zoom Meeting April 13
The Deerfield Police Department has been a fully accredited agency with Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) since 2005. The CALEA Accreditation process- considered by the public safety community as the "gold standard"- is a proven modern management model. It provides an agency, on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery - regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency.
A team of assessors will conduct a virtual assessment on April 12-14, 2021, to examine all aspects of the Deerfield Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. Verification by the team that the Deerfield Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. The Deerfield Police Department has to comply with 490 standards in order to maintain accredited status. Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.
As a part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. The session will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Click here to learn more about the process and how you can participate.