In November 2015, the Bloomfield Police Department was officially recognized as an advanced accredited police agency at the CALEA National Conference in Miami, Florida. The Bloomfield Police Department therefore now has the distinction of being recognized as reaching a level of excellence that only 2% of departments in our nation have achieved.
This honor is the successful culmination of efforts to seek National Accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA). Created in 1979 through the combined efforts of four major law enforcement organizations: the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs’ Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum, CALEA is widely recognized as the nation’s official accreditation commission. The Commission’s purpose is to develop law enforcement standards and to establish and administer the accreditation program. The accreditation program establishes the process for a law enforcement agency to voluntarily demonstrate how they meet professionally-recognized criteria for excellence in management and service delivery.
If you are interested in reviewing any of the Bloomfield Police Department policies and procedures, you may go to the General Orders tab and click on the link for a specific policy.