Accreditation

The Chesterfield County Police Department is a dual accredited agency. Accreditation is a voluntary program whereby an agency demonstrates compliance with best practice standards determined by the accrediting body.

Overall, accreditation is a commitment to providing the community with the best in public safety services by:

  • Maintaining comprehensive policies and procedures
  • Enhancing service delivery
  • Strengthening agency accountability and community relationships
  • Establishing fair and non-discriminatory recruitment and hiring practices

Virginia Accreditation

The Chesterfield County Police Department has been accredited through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) since 1998.

International Accreditation

The department earned internationally recognized accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) in March 2017.

Gaining Accreditation

The department must submit annual reports demonstrating continued compliance with each accrediting body. Every four years, the department will be re-evaluated by a team of independent assessors to determine re-accreditation.