The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies recently awarded the Sierra Vista Police Department its law enforcement accreditation for the third time, affirming the department’s ongoing commitment to professional excellence.
The accreditation remains in effect for four years and this marks the third time the department has earned this rigorous accreditation since initially receiving it in 2014. By obtaining reaccreditation, the department demonstrates its policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services remain aligned with the highest standards in law enforcement.
“CALEA accreditation is a continuous process and serves as the foundation for a successful, well managed, transparent, community-focused public safety agency,” CALEA Executive Director Craig Hartley said in a letter announcing SVPD’s reaccreditation. “To this end, an agency must maintain its accredited status by remaining in compliance with CALEA standards at all times.”
A team of assessors from CALEA conducted a review of the department and gathered public comments as part of the process for SVPD to retain its CALEA accreditation for another four years.
“Earning this accreditation requires ongoing effort and demonstrates that the Sierra Vista Police Department is committed to constantly exploring how to do better,” SVPD Police Chief Adam Thrasher says. “I’m proud to represent a department that holds itself to the highest possible standards so we can ensure we’re offering the best possible service to our community.”