Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department recently received national accreditation.  

Following a lengthy self-assessment period, the Fayetteville Police Department was successful in achieving a national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  A team of assessors arrived on November 18, 2012, and conducted an examination of all aspects of the department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  Successfully achieving accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.  With this recognition and ongoing participation in the accreditation process, Fayetteville Police Department's management is ensured that the department is meeting all facets expected of themselves, their department, and all personnel.   

Furthermore, accreditation is one means for developing and improving upon agency relationships with the community and creates a forum in which our law enforcement agency and citizens of Fayetteville can work together to prevent and control challenges. 

CALEA was created in 1979 as a law enforcement credentialing authority through the joint efforts of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).