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Accreditation Details

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The Tyler Police Department is proud to be a CALEA accredited agency. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was established in 1979 to assist law enforcement agencies in establishing and maintaining high standards of excellence.

The Tyler Police Department was initially accredited in March 1995 and received re-accreditation in 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. The Department has now applied for its seventh re-accreditation in 2018, after participating in a multi-year process.

CALEA thoroughly examined all aspects of the Department’s management, operations, policies, procedures and support systems. The Department also conducted a detailed self-assessment and participated in an on-site review by a team of CALEA assessors. The community also had the opportunity to participate in the process by providing comments and observations.

CALEA was created through the joint efforts of the major law enforcement associations including:

To learn more about CALEA visit