It is important to a community that its police department adheres to the highest of professional standards. Accreditation through CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) and IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators) assures adherence to the highest standards of the law enforcement profession. We hope you find this information beneficial and educational.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions and organizations evaluate and improve their overall professional conduct and performance.
Nine Delaware agencies have been awarded accreditation by CALEA while UD is the only police department in Delaware to be accredited by IACLEA.
Operating a police department in accordance with CALEA and IACLEA standards is a proven management model. Integrity, accountability, and high professional standards are the hallmark of our department as well as the foundations of the CALEA standards. When you embrace such standards, the agency can operate efficiently and professionally. The accreditation process demonstrates our commitment to these standards.
The entire accreditation process demands considerable resources and commitment from our agency. As we believe in the high standards promulgated by CALEA and IACLEA, we have committed our resources towards achieving those standards. By adhering to those high standards, our agency will function with the highest degree of integrity, accountability, and professionalism. The community we serve expects the best and we will constantly strive to meet or exceed those expectations.