The Port Huron Police Department has been re-accredited by CALEA for the ninth time. CALEA is a nationally based organization that ensures compliance to a broad set of established professional standards with a voluntary accreditation process. CALEA accreditation is considered an elite status among law enforcement agencies with only 11 agencies in the State of Michigan currently accredited.
When the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) recently formed a State of Michigan accreditation program of their own, the Port Huron Police Department entered that process as well and achieved state accreditation status in 2018. The Port Huron Police Department is one out of only three agencies to be dually accredited by CALEA and MACP.
The goal of CALEA is to strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities, formalize essential management procedures, and increase community and staff confidence in their agency, among other goals.
The Port Huron Police Department’s 9th on-site assessment was conducted in November 2019. The assessment process occurs every four (4) years and entails detailed scrutiny of police policies and procedures by highly trained assessors.