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CALEA Accreditation

The Wethersfield Police Department was first accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 1992. The CALEA accreditation program requires agencies to comply with over 480 state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

On November 19, 2022, the Wethersfield Police Department received its 10th reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, (CALEA). The award was presented to the Wethersfield Police Department at the CALEA Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. In order to receive accreditation, the police department must submit to annual policy and file assessments that are conducted by a client service manager off-site. Every four years, a site-based assessment occurs where CALEA assessors travel to the agency to determine if re-accreditation will be awarded. Each assessment includes reviews of written policies, procedures, actual practices, interviews, and inspection of town equipment and facilities.

CALEA Public Comment Portal:

The purpose of this public comment portal is to receive comments regarding Wethersfield Police Department'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 us and CALEA with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence. Please click the link below:

**Please click on the following link to access the portal:

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.

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