APD Annual Reports - 2018 Annual Report - Page 65

Policy & Accreditation The department has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1989. CALEA is the gold standard for public safety. Accreditation embodies the precepts of community-oriented policing and creates a forum in which law enforcement agencies and citizens work together to prevent and control Tri-Arc Award for having concurrent accreditations for law enforcement, public safety communications and public safety training since 2010. Arlington PD is one of only 18 Tri-Arc agencies in the United States. Each Compliance Rate year, the department reviews policies of 200 Standards and procedures to ensure that the organization stays in the forefront with trends and modernization as it relates to providing public safety services in challenges confronting policing. In Arlington. 2018, the department completed The Police Department and successful remote assessments for the Training Center and Law Enforcement. Training Center are scheduled for the There was a 100% compliance rate with next on-site assessment in August 2019.  With successful performance, the review of 200 standards. the Police Department will receive Sgt. Amanda Moss, who serves as the Policy and Accreditation Manager, its ninth consecutive award and the Training Center will receive its fourth was selected as a CALEA Assessor consecutive award at the November and will assist with the review of other CALEA Conference in Northern agencies undergoing assessments. The department maintains the CALEA Kentucky. 100% Arlington, Texas Police Department | 65