The Montgomery County Department of Police has been internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since July 31, 1993. The Accreditation Manager is responsible for ensuring the department maintains compliance with CALEA accreditation standards. The Department was successfully reaccredited in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, and received Meritorious Flagship status on July 31st, 2010. Less than 1% of all law enforcement agencies have achieved this recognition.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is a nonprofit organization that accredits law enforcement agencies internationally. Standards are developed to help law enforcement agencies achieve the following: increase agency capabilities to prevent and control crime; enhance agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services; improve cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement agencies and other components of the criminal justice system; and increase citizen and staff confidence in the goals, objectives, policies, and practices of the agency.