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August 5, 2013 - Lakeland Police Department Receives National Accreditation

New September 26th - LPD Regains State Accreditation  



The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations:

    • 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).

The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs, as well as the Commission on Florida Accreditation (CFA), is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by:

    • Maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives;
    • Establishing and administering an accreditation process; and
    • Recognizing professional excellence.

This accreditation program provides public safety agencies an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards.

The Lakeland Police Department went through their onsite assessment from CALEA in April 2013 and anticipates final recommendation for accreditation this weekend.

In July 2013, the Commission on Florida Accreditation assessors completed their onsite review of the Lakeland Police Department. We anticipate the final recommendation for accreditation in the next several weeks.

View the final report  

Accreditation Time Sensitive Standards  

Information on Accredited Agencies