The Killeen Police Department was granted Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies for the next four years.
This is the second time the department has been granted this advanced accreditation, first in 2013.
The department was initially accredited by the agencies in 2010.
“This Advanced Reaccreditation was the result of our community working together to make Killeen a better place to live. Moreover, it helps to maintain the trust our community has placed in the Killeen Police Department moving forward,” Chief Baldwin said.
Accreditation standards provide the Chief of Police a proven management system of written directives, sound training, clearly defined lines of authority, and routine reports that support decision-making and resource allocation.
Accreditation has now transitioned to a four-year process, during which the department’s records are inspected annually and a CALEA inspector reports the findings of department’s continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
CALEA will conduct another in depth on site evaluation of the Killeen Police Department after four years with another team of out-of-state CALEA assessors to ensure continued compliance for advanced reaccreditation.