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CALEA: The Gold Standard in Public Safety

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 Fishers Police Department began working with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2000.  Accreditation symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence.  It requires written directives, proofs of compliance, and training to inform employees about policies and practices. CALEA accreditation is a four-year process which entails having Compliance Service Members conduct offsite electronic file reviews every year for four years.  In the fourth year, after the electronic review, an assessor visits the department to interview employees, volunteers, and community members while observing the actual day-to-day processes and procedures of the department.  FPD received our seventh accreditation award in November of 2023. 

As part of the current process, an Accreditation Public Comment Portal has been implemented. The purpose of this public portal is to receive 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. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide participating agencies with information to support continuous improvement and to foster the pursuit of professional excellence.  View CALEA accreditation standards.

Make a comment on the Fishers Police Accreditation Public Comment Portal.

If you have questions about CALEA or the accreditation process, please contact our Accreditation Manager, Gerry Hepp by email or 317-595-3316.

Fishers Police Department Policies & Procedures

General Order 2

Outlines FPD policy regarding the treatment of people and bias-based profiling.

General Order 3

Outlines FPD guidelines for the use of deadly and non-deadly force.

General Order 40

Outlines procedures and guidelines relating to internal investigations.

General Order 73

Outlines the policies related to Body-Worn Cameras.

General Order 53

Outlines policies related to Release of Records.

General Order 31

Outlines policies related to In-Car Video/Audio Procedures.

General Order 74

Outlines DNA collection.

General Order 56

Outlines procedures for release of property.