CALEA & Accreditation

Assessments of the Department

The Department has been continuously accredited since 1999 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). A link to the most recent assessment of the Department is below.

Public Comment

Beginning in 2023, as a way to further the accreditation process' objective of providing agencies with information that supports improvement and fosters the pursuit of professional excellence, CALEA updated their public comment mechanism from call-in sessions and public hearings to a web-based comment portal.

The purpose of this portal is to allow the public to provide their perspective on an agency in the following areas:

  • Compliance with CALEA standards
  • Engagement in the service community
  • Delivery of public safety services
  • Overall candidacy for accredited status

The public may utilize this portal for both commendations or concerns, as it relates to the department.

As CALEA is not an investigatory entity, the portal should not be used to initiate investigations. The department's complaint process should be followed for those types of incidents.

The link to the portal can be found here: HPD CALEA Public Comment Portal