CALEA Accreditation



The Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis, is proud to be a CALEA accredited agency. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was established in 1979 to assist law enforcement agencies in establishing and maintaining high standards of excellence. The Department was awarded full accreditation in 2007, after participating in a multi-year process. CALEA thoroughly examined all aspects of the Department’s management, operations, policies, procedures and support systems. The Department also conducted a detailed self-assessment and participated in an on-site review by a team of CALEA assessors. The community also had the opportunity to participate in the process by providing comments and observations.

CALEA was created through the joint efforts of the major law enforcement associations including:

International Association of Chiefs of Police
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
National Sheriff's Association (NSA)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
CALEA Assessment Public Comment Notice (PDF)

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Please visit the CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal to provide comments, commendations, and other information regarding the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s quality of service or other information relevant to the accreditation process.