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The Wheat Ridge Police Department was recently recognized for excellence with the agency’s second reaccreditation and third accreditation award by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

“The Wheat Ridge Police Department’s accreditation team spent countless hours preparing our documentation and responding to the assessors who evaluated our department for this prestigious recognition,” stated Wheat Ridge Police Chief Dan Brennan. “Our officers and staff are committed to meeting the highest law enforcement standards as outlined by CALEA, so it’s with a great deal of pride that we receive this organization’s official recognition of our dedication and commitment to protecting and serving the Wheat Ridge community.”

The Wheat Ridge Police Department has strived for and received accreditation from CALEA since 2011. Accreditation by CALEA is law enforcement’s most prestigious certification. It is a method for an agency to voluntarily demonstrate their commitment to excellence in law enforcement and display “best practices” in their community. Through a commission of experienced law enforcement practitioners, CALEA establishes standards that are adopted by the agency and reviewed every three years by the CALEA Commission. This process facilitates an agency’s pursuit of professional excellence. The CALEA Commission recently revised accreditation, extending the process to every four years.