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Northeast Times | September 27, 2022

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Top Achievements for the Southlake Departments of Public Safety ~ Police and Fire

Top Achievements for the Southlake Departments of Public Safety ~ Police and Fire

The City of Southlake is pleased to report the achievement of major milestones for both the Police and Fire Departments. The Departments of Public Safety recently underwent stringent reaccreditation processes and the departments were not only successfully reaccredited, they reached outstanding statuses for their respective departments.

On March 21, 2015 several members of the Southlake Police Department traveled to Reno, Nevada for the final reaccreditation hearing before members with the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). As one of his last duties with the City of Southlake, former Police Chief Steve Mylett attended along with Lieutenant Douglas and Accreditation Coordinator Roland DeGraauw. During the hearing the CALEA Commissioners said they were very impressed with the Southlake Police Department, and they commended the police department for their professionalism and an extremely successful reaccreditation on-site, which took place in December 2014. The CALEA assessment team leader called the department’s on-site inspection, “one of the best he has seen during his tenure as a CALEA assessor.”

Citizens of Southlake can feel confident that their police department is one of the tops in the nation. The Southlake Police Department was one of only a handful of agencies awarded the Accreditation with Excellence Agency Award. Agencies awarded both the Accreditation with Excellence must meet specific criteria above and beyond the standard accreditation requirements, as outlined by CALEA. For more information regarding the required criteria, please click on http://www.calea.org/content/accreditation-excellence-0.