The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, INC. (CALEA®), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations, to include:
International Association Of Chiefs Of Police (IACP)
National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
The CALEA accreditation process is a proven modern management model that provides the Chief of Police, on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the evolution of department policy, the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery.
The Clarksville Police Department has actively maintained CALEA accreditation since July 31, 2010. Since initial accreditation, the Clarksville Police Department has received reaccreditation three times, each time improving and evolving our agency's policies on subjects ranging from department-wide use of body-worn cameras to use of force.