Monday, November 18, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett County Police Department has successfully attained accreditation for the seventh time from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., the department announced Monday.
By attaining accreditation status, the department has demonstrated compliance with more than four hundred standards CALEA has established to promote fair and professional law enforcement services in the areas of policy, procedures, management and operations. The department is reviewed every three years and has been successfully reaccredited each time since its initial accreditation in 1993. Approximately five percent of more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide are recognized as being CALEA accredited law enforcement agencies.
The department also has the distinction of being one of few police agencies nationwide to receive the “Accreditation with Excellence Award.”
“I have always been proud of the work our officers and employees do on a daily basis. Being accredited for the seventh time by CALEA is an achievement in and of itself,” said GCPD Chief Charles Walters. “Receiving the ‘Accreditation with Excellence Award’ is validation by the CALEA Commission of what I have always believed — that members of the Gwinnett County Police Department are committed to providing the very best law enforcement services possible for the citizens of Gwinnett County.”