Fishers, (Indiana) –The Fishers Police Department is seeking its sixth re-accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Administered by CALEA, accreditation requires agencies to comply with state of the art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Accreditation is a four year process during which the police department must adhere to strict international guidelines of policing and organizational practices. Compliance Service Members conduct electronic reviews of policies and procedures to verify compliance every year for four years. At the end of the fourth year, an assessor visits the agency to conduct interviews and review day-to-day operations of policies and procedures. In May, FPD successfully completed the fourth electronic review. The onsite visit will be held from June 19-21.
According to Chief Ed Gebhart, “The CALEA Accreditation process provides ongoing external review of the Fishers Police Department to ensure that strategic, operational, and tactical operations of the organization stay current with best practices in law enforcement. By being accredited, we send a message that the Fishers Police Department is committed to legitimate delivery of law enforcement services and is determined to meet the needs of those we protect and serve.”
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Fishers Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may do so via the Public Comment Portal on our website, CALEA Public Comment Portal for Fishers Police Department or send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155.
A complete listing of the standards can be found at: