Columbus Police reaccredited by national commission

The Columbus Police Department is announcing that the agency has again by certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement agencies, or CALEA.

According to a report from Columbus Police, this is the third consecutive certification for the department.

Accreditation is an ongoing four-year process where the department must show that it follows international guidelines for policing and organizational practices. Agencies must comply with standards in policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

At the end of the fourth year, CALEA assessors visit the agency for a review. After confirming  compliance, the Commission voted unanimously to award the Columbus Police Department it’s third award.

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop said that the reaccreditation “confirms that our city is served by well-managed and professional law enforcement.”