City of Lincoln
2005 News Releases
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) awarded the Lincoln Police Department and the Lincoln Emergency Communications/911 Center accreditation status at the national conference July 30th 2005 in Boston Massachusetts.
The Lincoln Police Department, initially accredited in 1989, must seek reaccredited status every three years with this being the fifth re-accreditation. The police department’s fifth accreditation represents the satisfactory completion of a continuous process of thorough agency wide self-evaluation, concluded by an exacting outside review by a team of independent assessors who reviewed the department October 9th-13th of 2004.
The Lincoln Emergency Communications/911 Center was initially accredited in 2002, and must seek reaccredited status every three years also, with this being their first reaccreditation. The Communication Center’s second accreditation represents the satisfactory completion of a continuous process of thorough self-evaluation, concluded by a rigorous outside review by a team of independent assessors who reviewed the center April 24th-27th 2005. The Communications/911 Center was chosen as a flagship agency at this year’s conference to acknowledge their achievement and expertise and to provide a “flagship example” to other communications centers.
CALEA was formed in 1979 to allow agencies the opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate compliance with nationally recognized professional standards. The Lincoln Police Department and the Lincoln Emergency Communications/911 Center continue to work together to achieve professional excellence for the citizens of Lincoln and Lancaster County.