The Lethbridge Police Service is proud to have a well-educated, well-trained and committed workforce. The Police Service recognizes the importance of balancing fiscal responsibility with the need to provide policing services that address crime and disorder, continue to meet changing demands and best serve our community.
The Lethbridge Police Service is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The service was first accredited in 1999 and retains this distinction.
Accreditation demonstrates the service’s commitment to professionalism and excellence in service delivery, leadership and resource allocation. The program provides the police service with a proven management system that includes written directives, thorough training, well-defined lines of authority and regular reports that support sound decision-making.
What does accreditation involve?
The accreditation process involves a comprehensive self-assessment of 484 key standards that address nine major law enforcement areas:
- Roles, responsibilities, and relationships with other agencies;
- Organization, management, and administration
- Personnel administration
- Law enforcement operations, operational support, and traffic law enforcement
- Detainee and court-related services; and auxiliary and technical services