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Posted on: March 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police Department Receives National Accreditation

The Frederick Police Department is pleased to announce that it has been awarded accredited status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

The Frederick Police Department is pleased to announce that it has met the requirements of the highly regarded, broadly recognized, Law Enforcement Accreditation Standards and has been awarded accredited status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

As part of the ongoing accreditation cycle, CALEA Compliance Service Members conducted remote reviews of the department’s standard files and proofs of compliance in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  In November 2019, two objective professional assessors visited the Frederick Police Department and reviewed the agency’s policies and procedures; management, operations and support services and accreditation proof files.  The assessors also spoke with members of the Department, Frederick City Government; members of allied agencies and members of the public.  These assessors determined the agency complied with all applicable standards. 

At the CALEA Commission meeting held on March 19, 2020, CALEA Commissioners spoke with A/Chief Patrick Grossman, reviewed the assessors’ report, concurred with their findings, and unanimously voted to accredit the Frederick Police Department.  The Commissioners were especially complimentary of the Department’s recruiting efforts and our strong community partnerships.

This accreditation award represents the ongoing commitment by the Frederick Police Department to our community and demonstrates that we hold our employees to the highest standards in law enforcement. The award further allows the City of Frederick greater accountability within the agency, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, and increased community advocacy.

If interested in learning of additional benefits of being an accredited agency, please click on the below link to be directed to the CALEA homepage.

https://www.calea.org/benefits-accreditation

Press Release Prepared by: Sgt. Matt Carrado 301-600-2104

For inquires in this matter, please contact: Accreditation Manager Dana Kelly, 240-409-6255 or dkelly@frederickmdpolice.org

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