Alpharetta Public Safety Recognized As One Of Best In Nation

Released August 02, 2017 03:06 PM

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that the city’s police operations were reaccredited via Gold Standard Assessment by CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), earning the CALEA Accreditation with Excellence Award. This accreditation recognizes law enforcement organizations that maintain the pursuit of professional excellence and adhere to their standards of performance and responsibility.



Alpharetta Mayor, David Belle Isle, states, “Public Safety is the most important service that the City of Alpharetta provides, and we have the finest public safety professionals you will find anywhere serving our citizens, guests, and businesses.  We have always believed that, always been proud of that, and this recognition from CALEA confirms what we have held to be true.”

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is the nationwide accrediting body that exists to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a credible and best-in-class body of standards. This organization was developed by a highly regarded group of public safety practitioners with the goal of establishing and administering an accreditation process and recognizing specialized distinction through a highly coveted, comprehensive awards program.

Through an extremely collaborative effort, CALEA provides public safety agencies an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards and processes for decision-making. The level of compliance involving hundreds of standards is verified by a team of independent out-of-state CALEA-trained assessors. Based upon the assessments, observations, public feedback, and staff interactions, a final report is issued and the findings are made known at CALEA’S national conference. Only 3.7% of law enforcement agencies in the country are accredited, and only about 10% of those earn the Accreditation with Excellence designation.

Alpharetta Director of Public Safety John Robison states, “I want to thank the CALEA assessors for their hard work, our employees for their professionalism and dedication to those we serve, and finally to our Alpharetta community for their support.”



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About the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA):

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the combined efforts of law enforcement's chief executive organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). CALEA’s objectives are to increase the prevention of crime and control capabilities, formalize vital management procedures, establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices, improve service delivery, solidify interagency cooperation and coordination, and increase community and staff confidence in the agency.