Accreditation of the Police Department
The Accreditation Unit's primary function is the overall management of the accreditation process, including maintaining the files that contain the standards established by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) and coordinating compliance with accreditation standards with all other department components. The department first achieved international accreditation status in July of 1994 and received its international re-accreditation certification on November 14, 2005, here in Nashville.
Other functions of the Accreditation Unit include: researching, developing, reviewing and maintaining written directives for the department; acting as a liaison with outside agencies on contingency planning issues; serving as police department Emergency Services Coordinators in conjunction with the Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management; and researching, analyzing, planning, and presenting special projects.
Accreditation Manager: Sergeant Charles Vance