Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office awarded seventh accreditation by Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

LPSO Accreditation Team Members accept CALEA re-accreditation award

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) has entered its seventh Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation. LPSO was recently awarded reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Among the roughly 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country, just 773 are CALEA accredited. Including LPSO, five Louisiana sheriff’s offices are currently accredited through CALEA. LPSO has been accredited by the commission since 2003.

To be eligible for law enforcement re-accreditation, compliance must be proven for more than 300 standards, verified by both online and site-based reviews during the four-year accreditation cycle.

“I’m very proud of the men and women of this agency, especially our Accreditation Team, for their continued hard work and dedication in achieving this distinction only shared by the few most elite and professional law enforcement agencies,” said Sheriff Mark Garber, “This is a truly objective measure of law enforcement at its highest level!”

The CALEA Accreditation Award will be attached to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation Award for a period of four years.