BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Police Department has been recognized as an internationally re-accredited police department by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) on July 31.
The Commission reports that the Beavercreek Police Department has met the requirements of a highly- regarded and broadly-recognized body of law enforcement standards, thereby gaining re-accredited status with excellence.
The self-evaluation phase of the re-accreditation process required the department to examine all aspects of our agency including policy, procedures, management, operations, and support services. Standards developed by CALEA seek to establish the best professional practices for law enforcement agencies. High liability areas such as use of force, vehicle pursuit, training of personnel, and recruitment and selection, are among the many standards an agency must address.
The Beavercreek Police Department’s re-accreditation represents the satisfactory completion of a process of thorough, agency-wide self-evaluation, concluded by an exacting outside review from a team of independent assessors. This Gold Standard Assessment was conducted by a team of assessors during March of this year. After the assessment team reviewed all policy, procedures, plans, and practices of the department, they reported to CALEA that the Beavercreek Police Department was in full compliance with all applicable standards.
Chief Dennis L. Evers stated, “The commitment to the accreditation process is designed to increase our accountability to the community. Our department aggressively seeks ways to prevent crime, work in partnership with our schools, social agencies, and the community. The increasing support of the Mayor, Council, City Manager and citizens we serve has been critical to our overall success. This achievement is a testament to the dedicated men and women of the police department who carry out the mission on a daily basis.”
Accreditation is for four years, during which time the agency will undergo annual reviews attesting continued compliance with those standards under which we were initially accredited. Beavercreek Police Department has been a CALEA-accredited agency since 1999.
Story courtesy of Beavercreek Police Department.