CALEA 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, including:

  • International Association Of Chiefs Of Police (IACP)
  • National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

The CALEA accreditation process is a proven modern management model that provides the Chief of Police, on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the evolution of department policy, the efficient use of resources, and improves service delivery.

The Clarksville Police Department has maintained CALEA accreditation since July 31, 2010. Since initial accreditation, the Clarksville Police Department has received reaccreditation four times, each time improving and evolving our agency's policies on subjects ranging from department-wide use of body-worn cameras to use of force.


2020 Assessment Report - CALEA

2016 Assessment Report - CALEA

Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.