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CALEA Accreditation

We continue to stand out - internationally recognized & accredited - year after year!

CALEA

In 2009, the Clayton Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Johnston County and one of only 5 departments of its size in the state to earn the highly-prized recognition for professional excellence from CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. We went on to earn this prestigious honor in 2012 and in 2015 achieved the Gold Standard, the most difficult and most painstaking of the accreditation processes an agency can seek. North Carolina has roughly 70 accredited law enforcement agencies, with only a quarter of those meeting the Gold Standard.

Thank you to those citizens who came to the CALEA assessment meeting and for sharing your feedback. 

Beginning July 19, 2015, a team from this independent, international accrediting authority assessed hundreds of our files, interviewed officers and citizens, and conducted a nearly 3-day on-site inspection.  Accreditation is a great way to demonstrate that the Clayton Police Department meets a professional standard - 482 applicable standards of professionalism to be exact! 

The CALEA certification is also a cost-savings measure. The Town’s insurance provider imparts up to a 20% insurance premium credit on law enforcement liability coverage for maintaining CALEA accreditation. 

"CALEA accreditation gives our department a focus and direction with standards that are clearly defined and measurable, " said Chief R.W. Bridges. "It is an invaluable and comprehensive tool that allows us to be more efficient and effective in providing our community with the best available law enforcement services. We believe that our citizens deserve nothing less than the best that we can offer. ” 

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