On November 19, 2022 Deputy Chief Greg Valandingham and Officer Brian Rednour represented the police department at our quadrennial review for re-accreditation. At the conclusion, the Commission awarded our police department our 7th consecutive accreditation award.  The Fairfield Police Department received the Meritorious Award for over fifteen continuous years of  accreditation. Out of the sixty-seven agencies in attendance seeking accreditation our department was the sole recipient of the Excellence Award. Basic accreditation (Tier 1) consists of compliance with 180 applicable standards. Advanced accreditation (Tier 2) requires compliance with 458 applicable standards. The Fairfield Police Department is a Tier 2 agency.

Award Criteria

Accreditation with Excellence Award Criteria
The intent of the CALEA® Accreditation with Excellence Award is to provide agencies an opportunity to be further recognized for the effective use of accreditation as a model for the delivery of enhanced public safety services and management professionalism, including:

  • How the agency promotes progressive community engagement strategies.
  • How the agency uses data as a structured tool for business/management decisions.
  • How the agency repeatedly and progressively uses the accreditation model for outcomes management and benchmarking.
  • As an accredited public safety organization, how the agency fills a leadership status/role among peer agencies.

Anyone wishing to provide comments regarding our agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status, may provide comments to CALEA through the following Public Comment Portal:

These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgment of submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.