About the Police Department

Department earns CALEA accreditation

In March 2017, the Chesterfield County Police Department earned accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®).

CALEA aims to improve the delivery of public safety services by

  • Maintaining a diverse body of standards (developed by public safety practitioners)
  • Establishing and administering an accreditation process
  • Recognizing professional excellence

To achieve this accreditation, the department developed comprehensive and uniform policies and demonstrated compliance with best practices in 189 CALEA standards.

Accreditation lasts four years. The department will submit annual reports demonstrating continued compliance with CALEA standards during this time.

The department has maintained Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) accreditation since 1998.