Public Safety (Police & Fire)

C.A.L.E.A.

The Huntington Woods Department of Public Safety receives sixth accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies  (C.A.L.E.A.).

For the sixth time, the Huntington Woods Department of Public Safety has been recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  It is the fifth reaccreditation award for the department since the initial accreditation process in 2006.

On Friday, April 1st, 2022, Huntington Woods Deputy Director of Public Safety William Cudney, Lieutenant Benjamin Zawacki, and Sgt. Jason Brockdorff appeared before the Commission in Orlando Florida at the spring conference. The Commission made its decision after a team of CALEA assessors spent three days in October of 2021 conducting an off-site review of the Huntington Woods Department of Public Safety’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  Considered one of the highest honors by law enforcement standards, the CALEA reaccreditation identifies the Huntington Woods Department of Public Safety’s internationally recognized level of professional excellence in law enforcement management and service.

The Huntington Woods Department of Public Safety was initially awarded CALEA accreditation in 2006.  Accreditation is effective for four years, during which the agency must submit to annual auditing and reporting attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. The Huntington Woods Department of Public Safety was the first law enforcement agency to be nationally accredited in Oakland County.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations. There are approximately nine hundred police agencies accredited by CALEA in all of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations. There are approximately 900 police agencies accredited by CALEA in all of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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