Beginning in 1996, the Chandler Police Department has been accredited by CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. In 2011, CALEA introduced a new methodology for assessing agencies seeking reaccreditation; the Gold Standard Assessment. The format of the Gold Standard Assessment focuses on processes and outcomes instead of a file by file review of compliance.
On November 18, 2017, the Department achieved reaccreditation with the Gold Standard Assessment. A police agency accredited with the Gold Standard Assessment is free of issues which detract from the professionalism of the organization. It symbolizes a strong and healthy department.
The Department was recognized by CALEA at their bi-annual conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Police Chief Sean Duggan, Professional Standards Section Lieutenant Shawn Baggs, and Accreditation & Compliance Coordinator Beth Medrano were on hand to accept the reaccreditation. Chief Duggan reaffirmed the Department’s focus on professional service “Earning this top level of compliance from CALEA demonstrates the Chandler Police Department is committed to implementing the best practices in policing.”
In 2014, the Chandler Police Department became the first police agency in Arizona to achieve the Gold Standard Assessment.
The Chandler Police Department is honored to have once again earned this prestigious honor and, through its process, operations, and people, constantly strives to ensure the city of Chandler is a safe community where people can live, work, and thrive.