Tallahassee, FL --
On March 26, 2011, the Tallahassee Police Department was recognized for the eighth consecutive time as having met the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA). The Department has been CALEA accredited since 1986, and is the third longest accredited law enforcement agency in the United States. At the March CALEA conference, the Tallahassee Police Department received its third “Meritorious” distinction for long-standing accredited status and for the first time the Department was honored as a CALEA Flagship agency.As a Flagship agency, the Tallahassee Police Department represents an extraordinary example of excellence in public safety, and it is recognized nationally as a resource for current and potential CALEA clients.
During the assessment, a team of assessors from CALEA examined the Tallahassee Police Department’s management, operations, policy and procedures and support services. According to the assessment team, they found the Tallahassee Police Department to be a highly professional full-service police agency that provides an excellent level of law enforcement services to the citizens of Tallahassee. “I’m extremely proud of the men and women who serve and protect Tallahassee each and every day. The department’s national standing as a Flagship agency clearly demonstrates to our community the commitment and professionalism of the Tallahassee Police Department,” said Chief Dennis Jones.
Any person interested in knowing more about the CALEA process is welcome to contact the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Sergeant Stan Hoover.