CALEAThe Accreditation Manager is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining and organizing the department’s General Orders, Procedural Notices and Directive Memoranda. The Section’s primary function is to maintain 480 standards which are mandated by CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement), and the 105 standards which are mandated by DPAC (Delaware Police Accreditation Commission) and to ensure that the police department remains in compliance with these standards. The Dover Police Department is one of only eight departments in the State of Delaware to hold the prestigious honor of National Accreditation.
The Dover Police Department completed their fifth assessment without discrepancy. On March 24, 2012, the department was selected by the Commissioners of CALEA to receive the Accreditation with Excellence Award, which is the Gold Standard for Public Safety, and is a title that shall attach to the department’s CALEA Accreditation for a period of three years. The Dover Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in the state of Delaware to receive the “Accreditation with Excellence Award”.