The Littleton Police Department (LPD) has been awarded CALEA accreditation at the organization’s 2018 spring meeting. The award demonstrates the agency’s commitment to professional excellence in policy and practice. This is LPD’s fifth consecutive accreditation.
CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accreditation requires the department to meet 381 professional standards based on national best practices. The reaccreditation process takes place every four years and requires the department to undergo an extensive review, including a week-long, on-site audit by outside assessors. The agency must demonstrate continual compliance during the full four-year award cycle.
LPD is one of only 18 Colorado law enforcement agencies who have achieved full accreditation status. Chief Doug Stephens stated, “We are very proud to have received our fifth reaccreditation from CALEA. Accreditation helps us achieve our goals of transparency and commitment to high professional standards for the community we serve.”