Law Enforcement Accreditation


The Montgomery County Department of Police has been internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since July 31, 1993. The Accreditation Manager, assigned to the Professional Accountability Division, ensures that the Department complies with CALEA accreditation standards.

The Department was successfully reaccredited in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 (Meritorious Flagship), 2016 and 2020.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is a nonprofit organization accrediting law enforcement agencies internationally.  Standards are developed to help law enforcement agencies achieve the following:  increase agency capabilities to prevent and control crime; enhance agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services; improve cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement agencies and other components of the criminal justice system; and increase citizen and staff confidence in the goals, objectives, policies, and practices of the agency.

The Montgomery County Police Department participates in the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation process.  As a part of this process, we provide an opportunity for public feedback via the CALEA Portal, which can be located here:  CALEA Feedback Link.

The purpose of this portal is to receive comments regarding our compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and candidacy for accredited status.  The overall intent is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement and foster professional excellence.

It is important to know that CALEA is not an investigatory body; subsequently, the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.

For more information: Contact Us | CALEA® | The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.