The Dublin Police Department (DPD) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and has been accredited since 1990.
The DPD uses the CALEA process as a guide to ensure the overall quality of operations. The process helps the agency ensure that quality and comprehensive policies are in place, that appropriate reports are compiled to assist leadership in decision-making, and that regular quality checks are conducted on agency operations.
Police continually use the standards provided by CALEA to enhance public safety services for the city.
The accreditation process consists of three major categories:
- statistical and annual reporting,
- annual file review,
- and on-site assessment.
The DPD received its ninth reaccreditation in 2017, in which it was awarded Gold Standard Accreditation. There are 460 standards in law enforcement accreditation. Dublin Police Department is compliant with 99% of the applicable standards. On-site compliance accreditation occurs every four years.
There is also an annual review of the DPD’s CALEA standards by a CALEA Compliance Service Member, including a portion where the community can participate.