The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) is a private organization which has positioned itself as a certification body for local police departments. In the past, the Atlanta Police Department has sought and received CALEA Accreditation. Now, the APD is up for review, and CALEA is seeking comments from the public on their practices.
Some CALEA standards include:
"Strengthen an agency's accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities."
"Are a means for developing or improving upon an agency's relationship with the community."
We've put together this report detailing our experiences with the APD over the past year. If you're reading this, odds are that you or someone you know has had a bad experience with the APD. Please contact CALEA and make sure they get the whole story about police misconduct in Atlanta.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®)
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155
Dennis Hyather 1-800-368-3757