The City of Plano Police Department is proud to have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) since 1992. In November 2012, the Department received the Accreditation with Excellence Award, which designated Plano as an extraordinary example of excellence in law enforcement. This award is only given to agencies that demonstrate outstanding performance in the following areas:

  • Excellence in the development and implementation of contemporary policies and procedures
  • Excellence in the ability to use the CALEA Accreditation process as a tool for continuous organizational improvement
  • Excellence in the collection, review, and analysis of organizational data for the purpose of public safety service improvement
  • Advocacy for CALEA Accreditation as a strategy for enhancing the professional standing of public safety
  • Excellence in addressing the intent of CALEA standards, beyond compliance
  • Organizational culture supportive of CALEA Accreditation
  • Standards compliance and accreditation process success

A Meritorious Service award, given to agencies with 15 or more continuous years as an accredited agency, was also presented to the Plano Police Department in November 2012 and November 2015.