CALEA Accreditation


The GPD is a nationally accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and has been since 2008.

CALEA® was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations:

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

Our CALEA accreditation requires:

  • Initial training upon hire and annual refresher training in biased policing and ethics training biennially.
  • Our officers receive on average 1-2 hours of biased policing training annually and 1 hour of ethics training every other year.
  • In 2019, a biased policing team was created internally to provide higher quality instruction for the department. The team consists of two sergeants (certified as biased policing instructors through the Fair and Impartial Policing organization), one officer, and two non-sworn members. The team began instructing officers during our month long in-service training program in February 2020.

Learn more about Fair & Impartial Policing – Implicit-bias-awareness Training