In April 2003, the Trotwood Police Department earned its initial national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and joined an elite group of less than 1,000 departments nationwide. Communities with accredited agencies benefit through the following:
Reduced risk and liability exposure
Stronger defense against civil lawsuits
Staunch support from government officials
Increased community advocacy
Since 2003, the Trotwood Police Department has continued to maintain it's elite Accreditation status which requires compliance in over 440 individual standards and policy requirements.
These standards help law enforcement agencies:
1) Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
2) Formalize essential management procedures
3) Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
4) Improve service delivery
5) Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination
6) Boost citizen and staff confidence in the agency
The honor of Accreditation with Excellence has only been earned by a limited number of law enforcement agencies nationally, with only a few other agencies in Ohio obtaining that title.
In March 2015, the Trotwood Police Department was Re-accredited with the distinction of CALEA Gold Standard Advanced Accreditation and Accreditation with Excellence for the years 2012 - 2014.
Below is a photo of Ms. Portia Hill in Reno, Nevada accepting the department's most Re-accreditation award.