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CALEA Update Magazine | Issue 96

CALEA FLAGSHIP AGENCIES – Colorado Springs Conference

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Twelve agencies were recognized at the Colorado Springs, Colorado, Fall CALEA Conference as a CALEA Flagship Agency. The Flagship Agency Program was introduced in December 2004 to acknowledge the achievement and expertise of some of the most successful CALEA Accredited Agencies, and also to provide “flagship examples” to assist others.

For each conference the CALEA Staff selects Flagship Agencies, by agency type and accreditation program, based primarily on the agencies’ most recent on-site assessment performances. Selected agencies are invited to exhibit at a CALEA Conference to showcase their agency materials, offer networking opportunities, discuss issues, and offer suggestions based on their experiences with CALEA Accreditation.

The following Flagship Agencies were selected for Colorado Springs: 

Arvada (CO) Police Department,
Law Enforcement Accredited since March 1986.

Blacksburg (VA) Police Department,
Law Enforcement Accredited since July 1993.

California State University Fullerton Police Department,
Law Enforcement Accredited since November 2001.

Findlay Township (PA) Police Department,
Law Enforcement Accredited since November 1993.

Gaithersburg (MD) Police Department,
Law Enforcement Accredited since July 1993.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation,
Law Enforcement Accredited since November 1998.

Illinois State Police,
Law Enforcement Accredited since June 1986.

Kent State University (OH) Police Department,
Law Enforcement Accredited since November 1991.

Lexington (KY) Division of Police,
Law Enforcement Accredited since November 1993.

Metro (DC) Transit Police,
Law Enforcement Accredited since November 2001.

Naperville (IL) Public Safety Answering Point,
Public Safety Communications Accredited since July 2001.

Valley Communications Center,
Public Safety Communications Accredited since November 2001.

To be considered, a Flagship Agency must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be a law enforcement agency being reaccredited for a second time (having 3 assessments); or a public safety communications or public safety training academy being reaccredited for the first time (having 2 assessments), at a minimum.
  •  Must have received an unconditional award on their last accreditation.

CALEA Flagship Agencies are announced at each CALEA Conference Opening Session and also receive a certificate at the Celebration Banquet, along with being identified in the CALEA Update magazine.

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