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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br />ACCREDITATION PROCESSADM-15 <br />DATE LAST REVISEDNEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />EFFECTIVEDATESTANDARDS MET <br />DATE1of 7 <br />08-01-1404-14-16YES <br />09-27-05 <br />I.PURPOSE <br />The purpose of this policy is to establishproceduresregarding the accreditation <br />process. <br />II.POLICY <br />It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department to endorse and meet <br />professionally recognized standards that are consistent with its mission and <br />responsibilitiesin accordance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law <br />Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). <br />III.DEFINITIONS <br />TERMDEFINITION <br />AccreditedThe recognition or approval that is received after an <br />agency successfully demonstrates compliance with a <br />set of comprehensive standardsto a group of peer <br />assessors. <br />Accreditation A Surprise Police Department employee appointed by <br />the Chief of Police to coordinate the Department’s <br />Manager (AM) <br />efforts to achieve and maintain accredited status. <br />Annual Quality The annual process of reviewing Department policies <br />which may include revisions or deletions,and collecting <br />Assurance (AQA) <br />proofs of compliance.DuringAQA,the Department AM <br />will provide education and guidanceto employees <br />responsible for collecting proofs of compliance to <br />ensure understanding of the accreditation process, and <br />the requirements for compliancewith established <br />Department policies, practices,and CALEA standards. <br />Arizona Police Arizona Police Accreditation Coalition consisting of <br />accredited agencies from across the State of Arizona. <br />Accreditation <br />Coalition (AZPAC) <br />CALEAThe Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement <br />Agencies, Inc.(CALEA) <br />DirectiveAny policy, procedure, plan, rule,or regulation that <br />directs a person to do something. <br /> <br />