Law Enforcement Accreditation
The Huber Heights Police Division has been recognized as an internationally re-accredited police division by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Huber Heights Police Division received its initial accreditation in 2005. On July 31, 2017 the Commission reported that the Huber Heights Police Division had successfully met the requirements of a highly-regarded and broadly-recognized body of law enforcement standards.
The Huber Heights Public Safety Communications Center was the first communications center in the State of Ohio to become internationally accredited. The Huber Heights Public Safety Communications Center received its initial accreditation for communications in 2007. On July 31,2017 the Commission reported that the Huber Heights Public Safety Communications Center had successfully met the requirements of its credentialing program that promotes public safety communications services and recognizes professional excellence.
The Re-Accreditation Process
The Commission will annually check the division to examine all aspects of its functions including policy, procedure, management, operations, and support services. An on-site assessment will be conducted every four years by outside independent assessors to verify continued compliance. Standards developed by CALEA seek to establish the best professional practices for law enforcement and communications agencies. High liability areas such as use of force, vehicle pursuit, training of personnel, and recruitment and selection, are among the many standards the agency must address.
The Police Division and Communications Center will undergo its annual file review assessment by CALEA in August 2020 in preparation for the four year full re-accreditation assessment process in 2021.