The METRO Police Department is one of only several transit law enforcement agencies that is accredited
through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Accreditation is a coveted award
that symbolizes professionalism, excellence and competence within law enforcement.
Through the implementation of a three-year self-assessment process, the agency yearly reviews all its related
operations against the 450 (approximate) CALEA standards. The self-assessment process serves to insure that
department policies are in line with modern professional standards, and the policies fully support and facilitate operational readiness and consistency. Accreditation assists with the management process at all levels and helps to create a harmonious working relationship and a sense of pride within the Department. The Department was re-accredited in 2004, 2007 and 2010. The next re-accreditation assessment will occur in 2013.