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Speedway PD Again Awarded CALEA Accreditation

March 27, 2018


The Speedway Police Department is proud to announce to the Speedway community that the Department has been awarded once again as an accredited law enforcement agency through C.A.L.E.A. (the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies).  C.A.L.E.A. is widely considered to be the gold standard of professional law enforcement, since less than four percent of police departments in the country are nationally accredited.

This journey began six years ago when the Speedway Police Department signed a contract with C.A.L.E.A., signaling the Department’s intention to be voluntarily held to the best standards and practices in law enforcement.  The Department chose to do this to demonstrate its commitment to professionalism to the people of Speedway, whom they serve, and was accredited for the first time in March of 2015.

In December of 2017, C.A.L.E.A. sent two independent assessors to Speedway.  They inspected the Department’s facilities and equipment, reviewed the Department’s policies and procedures, observed officers at work, and interviewed Speedway community members regarding their interaction with the Speedway Police Department.  Upon completion of their visit, the C.A.L.E.A. assessors recommended without reservation that the Speedway Police Department once again receive accreditation.

On March 24, 2018, representatives of the Speedway Police Department travelled to Frisco, Texas and met with the C.A.L.E.A. commissioners.  The commissioners formally recognized the Speedway Police Department as a re-accredited agency.  This award is good for four years, at which time the Department will again apply for re-accreditation.

The Department wishes to thank the people of Speedway for their continued support through this process, and looks forward to serving the Town of Speedway in the future.

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2018 - CALEA

Reminder: SPD Needs Your Support, Monday 12/11!

Just a reminder that the Speedway Police Department is undergoing an assessment by CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc) to achieve accreditation, indicating that the Department meets the high standards and criteria and excellence in public safety.

How Can You Help and Why Your Support Is Important

Public support is an important part of the CALEA assessment. You can help by:

  • Attending the meeting on Monday 12/11 at 5:30 at the Town Hall meeting room and offer comments;
  • Attending the meeting and listen to comments
  • Calling to offer your comments on 12/11 between 3-5 PM at 317-246-4326
  • Writing your comments to the Commission: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

For more details on CALEA, click here.

Thank you for your support!

Accreditation Assessment Team Seeks Public Comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive on December 11, 2017, to examine all aspects of the Speedway Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief James Campbell announced today. Verification by the team that Speedway Police meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said.

As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, December 11th, at 5:30pm. The session will be conducted at the Town Hall Meeting Room, located at 1450 N. Lynhurst Drive, Speedway, Indiana. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call 317-246-4326 on December 11th, between the hours of 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Speedway Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

The Speedway Police Department has to comply with nearly 200 standards in order to remain in accredited status, Chief James Campbell said. “Over the past three years, Speedway Police Department has reviewed and prepared Department policies and practices in an effort to maintain accreditation from CALEA. This has been a journey that will hopefully result in national recognition of best practices and policy in professional law enforcement. The Department has worked diligently to once again achieve this goal. The Department and the Community will be well served by this effort. I am truly proud of SPD for accepting this challenge.”

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. This accreditation cycle will examine the practices of the Speedway Police Department for 2015, 2016, and 2017, to date.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite320, Gainesville Virginia, 20155 or call 703-352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

A Message to Speedway Residents from SPD Chief James Campbell

On behalf of the Speedway Police Department and myself, I want to thank all those who participated in personal interviews, made phone calls to the assessors, and attended our CALEA Public Meeting last evening.

The support by your participation, presence, and public comments were truly appreciated and well received by our CALEA Assessors. I believe the demonstration of the positive relationship the Department has with the citizens of Speedway makes a major impact on our effort to become CALEA Accredited. This has been a long journey for the Department to be recognized nationally as a Department that complies with the best practices and gold standard of Law Enforcement professionalism.

Our efforts in Community Policing and quality public safety is truly a partnership with those who live and work in our Town.

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