The Lafayette Police Department was nationally re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies at the 109th CALEA conference.
Lafayette Police were shown to have complied with 380 standards in order to gain re-accreditation through CALEA.
By participating in this voluntary process, the commission verified that the Lafayette Police Department continues to be recognized as a public safety professional agency of excellence with other agencies nationally.
After receiving the award, Interim Police Chief Reginald Thomas thanked the men and women of the Lafayette Police Department and the administration of Lafayette Consolidated Government for their support.
“The officers of the Lafayette Police Department continue to demonstrate to the citizens of Lafayette that we are a professional agency that provides quality services.”
The Lafayette Police Department began the process of re-accreditation after being originally accredited in March of 2013.
On November 16, 2015, an assessment team from CALEA arrived in Lafayette and scrutinized the department’s policies and procedures.
The assessment was a success and the CALEA team recommended a full re-accreditation for the Lafayette Police Department.