Press Release


Mobile Police Department Receives Accreditation

August 01, 2014


The Mobile Police Department has again received its accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This three-year accreditation marks the 20th consecutive year the Department has been awarded through this process.

MPD had an especially successful on-site assessment this year, meeting 100% of the 311 mandatory standards and 99.7% of the 72 non-mandatory standards. Only 80% compliance is required for accreditation.

The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services primarily by maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives while establishing and administering an accreditation process and recognizing professional excellence.

Specifically, CALEA’s goals are to:
- Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
- Formalize essential management procedures
- Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
- Improve service delivery
- Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination
- Increase community and staff confidence in the agency

According to CALEA, the Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model. Once implemented, it presents an agency’s executive staff, on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery—regardless of the size, geographic location or functional responsibilities of the agency.

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Ashley H. Rains
Public Information Office
(251) 208-1918


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