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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Papillion Police Department Receives CALEA Reaccreditation

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The Papillion Police Department has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA is considered the gold standard in public safety accreditation, ensuring the department is following national best practices in all aspects of law enforcement.

The Papillion Police Department has been CALEA accredited since 2015. Reaccreditation happens on a four-year-cycle and is no simple task. During the reaccreditation process, CALEA examined all aspects of the department’s management, operations and support services. To receive and maintain a CALEA accreditation, a department must meet 355 multi-component standards requiring proof of compliance for nearly 1,000 elements.

“Maintaining our CALEA accreditation is part of our department’s commitment to providing the best service to our community,” said Chief Chris Whitted. “CALEA standards not only set our department apart on paper; the accreditation ultimately facilitates better outcomes in the field and well-earned trust in our community.”

“Congratulations to the Papillion Police Department for achieving their CALEA reaccreditation,” said Mayor David Black. “This accreditation demonstrates that our Police Department is a leader locally and nationally, utilizing nationwide best policies and practices. It is also one example of the many ways our Police Department goes above and beyond to make Papillion a safe community that feels like home.”

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