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Citizens Invited to CALEA Public Hearing:

Comment on Your Experience with the Davidson Police Department

The Davidson Police Department (DPD) is scheduled for an on-site assessment to renew their Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) accreditation by verifying their department meets professional standards. As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public hearing administered by the CALEA Assessment Team on Monday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall.

Citizens are also invited to offer comments by calling 704-940-9652 on Monday, April 24 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the CALEA Assessment Team.

Citizens are encouraged to share comments regarding their experiences in dealing with members of the Davidson Police Department in the areas of service, professionalism, demeanor, etc. Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public hearing, are limited to 10 minutes.

Anyone interested in submitting written comments about the Davidson Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-2215 or

The DPD was initially awarded full accreditation by CALEA in July 2011, was renewed in 2014, and seeks renewal every three years.
What Is CALEA?
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations: 

  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Sherriff's Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Program 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, CALEA’s 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

One of Davidson’s core values is “Davidson must be a safe place to live, work, and raise a family, so the town will work in partnership with the community to prevent crime and protect lives, property, and the public realm.”  CALEA accreditation recognizes our high standards and best law enforcement practices.
For more information on the Davidson Police Department’s accreditation process, please visit

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