Accreditation Unit

The accreditation unit drafts policy at the direction of the Sheriff and in compliance with the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). These policies and procedures are the foundation of a modern, professional law enforcement agency and are also the foundation of being accredited.

Learn about the many accreditations and awards received by the DCSO, including the Triple Crown Award.

CALEA is a credentialing authority (accreditation), based in the United States, whose primary mission is to accredit public safety agencies, namely law enforcement agencies, training academies, communications centers, and campus public safety agencies. The primary purpose of the commission is to improve law enforcement service by creating a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals.