The Plainfield Police Department has been a nationally accredited police department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) since 1997 and achieved the status of Flagship Agency in 2006. The purpose of CALEAs Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.
Specifically, CALEAs goals are to:
Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
Formalize essential management procedures
Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
Improve service delivery
Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination
Increase community and staff confidence in the agency
The Plainfield Police Department continually keeps current on all new and modified CALEA standards. The Department is reaccredited every three years and is also a member of the Indiana Police Accreditation Coalition (INPAC).
Julie Winship is the Accreditation Manager for the Plainfield Police Department and is tasked with keeping all policies and procedures in compliance with CALEA Standards and preparing for the on-site accreditation every three years.