The Lebanon Division of Police received their reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), an accreditation program that focuses on standards that provide best practices related to life, health and safety procedures. First accredited in 1986, this marks the Division’s 10th CALEA reaccreditation. The reaccreditation process began in October 2020.
CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations. Accredited agencies include municipal law enforcement agencies, sheriff’s departments, communications centers, state highway patrol, university/college law enforcement agencies, transportation, housing, academy training and more (CALEA.org). The Lebanon Division of Police was the 11th accredited agency nationally, and the second accredited agency in Ohio.
For more information about CALEA and accredited agencies, please visit https://www.calea.org/.
About The Lebanon Division of Police
The Lebanon Division of Police is a full service, internationally accredited, law enforcement agency that includes a communications center and temporary holding facility. The Division of Police includes 29 sworn officers and 9 civilian personnel, serving a city of 21,000 citizens and patrolling 12.9 square miles. The agency has a strong sense of pride and commitment.
For more information about the City of Lebanon, please visit https://www.lebanonohio.gov/departments/police/index.php.