Cindy McKenzie & Rachel Myers - Accreditation Managers, Communications
The Kettering Police Department (KPD) has voluntarily agreed to be reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for Advanced Law Enforcement and Public Safety Communications accreditations.
Professional Standards is responsible for administration and supervision of Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) requirements. There are over 450 law enforcement and 210 public safety communications CALEA standards.
KPD first received accreditation's for Law Enforcement in 1997 and for Public Safety Communications in 2013. The accreditation period is a four year cycle. During this cycle, law enforcement and communication center’s policies and procedures undergo rigorous yearly review by CALEA compliance service members. An on-site visit is conducted in year four by a team of CALEA assessors who observe law enforcement practices, determine adherence to standards and policies, and interview key personnel in the agency and the city. Each yearly review and the on-site visit findings are presented to the CALEA Commission at the international CALEA conference in year four. KPD leaders appear before the Commission for further questions prior to determination of the re-accreditation award.
KPD completed the four year accreditation period in November 2023 and received the highest award for law enforcement and public safety communications.
- Meritorious Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation with Excellence (KPD’s eleventh law enforcement award)
- Communications with Excellence (fourth award for communications)
Kettering Police and Communications Center are applying for re-accreditation in 2027.