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
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.