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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 Policy and Planning Division, is responsible for ensuring that the department maintains compliance with CALEA accreditation standards.

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

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is a nonprofit organization that accredits 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.


Montgomery County Department of Police · Marcus Jones , Acting Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000
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