The Smithfield Police Department
and National Accreditation
Since 2001, the Smithfield Police Department has remained a nationally accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Every three years, the Department is visited by a team of CALEA Assessors, whose job on-site is to determine if the agency has met, and continues to meet its nationally-recognized standards for professional policing. For information on CALEA and the law enforcement accreditation process, please visit www.calea.org.
Having been initially accredited in 2001, the Smithfield Police Department achieved re-accredited status in 2004, 2007, and 2010, and is due for its next re-accreditation in March of 2013. To be awarded re-accredited status, the Department must first undergo an on-site assessment, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 10th, through Tuesday, November 13th, 2012. Please check back frequently for more information on the upcoming, on-site assessment, or contact the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Deputy Police Chief Robert W. VanNieuwenhuyze, at (401) 231-2500, extension 102.
For more information on CALEA and National Accreditation, please visit www.calea.org.