CALEA - International Accreditation

The Shrewsbury Police Department is internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This accreditation is one of the highest honors a police agency can achieve.  Our accreditation indicates that the Shrewsbury Police Department meets and adheres to a multitude of standards and best practices, as identified by major executive law enforcement organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). CALEA is the Gold Standard for all police agencies.

The Shrewsbury Police Department first received CALEA “Recognition “ status in 2006 and earned “Full Accreditation” status in 2009.  We have since earned re-accreditation awards in 2012, 2015, and 2018 as shown below.  On April 2, 2022, the Shrewsbury Police Department was once again awarded Law Enforcement Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) at a conference in Orlando, Florida. To maintain CALEA accreditation, the Police Department must satisfactorily participate in a continuous process of thorough agency-wide self-evaluations; provide proofs of compliance with a variety of standards and procedures; participate in annual CSM reviews of policies, procedures and proofs; and submit to an extensive on-site assessment by an independent team of certified assessors every four years, as well as a final review by the CALEA Commissioners.

The Shrewsbury Police Department is proud of our CALEA Accreditation record and our ability to consistently prove our dedication to professionalism and best practices.

Shrewsbury's Accreditation Dates:
Initial Accreditation: March 21, 2009
Reaccreditation: March 21, 2012
Reaccreditation: March 21, 2015
Reaccreditation: March 21, 2018
Reaccreditation: March 21, 2022

Visit the CALEA website for more information.