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News Release
Accreditation Public Comment Portal - 02/16/24

The Albany Police Department proudly became internationally accredited on November 16, 2019, through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Our department is currently the third law enforcement agency in Oregon to hold this status.

The Albany Police Department achieve reaccreditation in November 2023 by verifying compliance with established professional law enforcement standards. The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards which demonstrate professional excellence within a comprehensive range of operational and administrative responsibilities.

As part of the on-going accreditation process, agency employees, and members of the community are invited to offer comments via the CALEA Public Comment Portal, available at and Access to this portal is provided as an opportunity to the public for comments regarding our agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the Albany Police Department with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence. CALEA standards manual information may be viewed on the CALEA website at CALEA Law Enforcement Standards Manual. Questions about our agency, standards, or the accreditation process, please contact Accreditation Manager Merab Smith.


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