MHPD Receives Third CALEA Accreditation

CALEA retouched - CopyThe Maryland Heights Police Department (MHPD) is excited to announce that it has officially completed its third Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Accreditation. At the end of March, Police Chief Bill Carson, Lt. Jeff Swatek, and Officer Ryan Metz proudly represented the MHPD at the annual CALEA conference in Montgomery, Alabama.

CALEA is considered the "gold standard" for public safety accreditation. Only about 5% of the nearly 18,000 police agencies in the United States have committed to accreditation.

This achievement reflects the MHPD's commitment to excellence and dedication to upholding internationally-accepted public safety standards. The accreditation process involves rigorous self-assessment, independent assessment by experienced professionals, and valuable input from the community. The Maryland Heights Police Department is committed to enacting, following, and maintaining the highest standards of the police profession.

This award affirms the MHPD's pledge of accountability to the residents and visitors of Maryland Heights. Receiving national accreditation demonstrates the department's commitment to providing police services that not only meet our community’s expectations but exceed them.