CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation

The Chesapeake Police Department began the CALEA accreditation process in 2011 and received our initial accreditation in 2014. Since then, we have maintained our accreditation status with continuing reviews, evaluations and assessments from CALEA.

The CALEA Accreditation program provides public safety agencies an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they have met an established set of professional standards based on industry best practices and approved by an all-volunteer board of commissioners. View more information about the CALEA Accreditation. CALEA standards can be found at this link: CALEA Standards

Additionally, CALEA utilizes their Accreditation Public Comment Portal for public comment as explained below:

"The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence."

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.  

To provide your comment, please use this link: 

CALEA Public Comment Portal