According to the Fraternal Order of Police the CALEA Accreditation with Excellence now is the highest single period accreditation award available. The Coral Gables Police received this achieve- ment after successfully completing its sixth re-accreditation cycle and after also receiving a “Meritorious” recognition for having completed 15 years of continuous accreditation status from CALEA.
CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations including: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).
Baublitz commended the members of the Coral Gables Police for their superior performance in public safety that helped place Coral Gables Police Department as one of the best public safety agencies, as accredited by CALEA.
“This award is in recognition to the dedication and professionalism of the police officers in Coral Gables as the department achieved the highest standard from the national accreditation organization,” he said.
The purpose of CALEA’s accreditation programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence.