|The Gwinnett County Police Department was accredited for by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., the gold standard for professionalism in public safety. |
This is the ninth time the agency has received this accreditation, initially receiving it in 1993.
About 4 % of the more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide are accredited by CALEA. To receive CALEA accreditation, a department must comply with more than 400 standards promoting fair and professional law enforcement in policy, procedures, management, and operations.
CALEA is an independent nationally accrediting authority formed in 1979 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum.