(Norwalk, Conn.) – On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling congratulated the Norwalk Police Department for being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) once again. The CALEA Accreditation is granted to those public safety agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA Standards. The Norwalk Police Department has remained accredited since 1995, consistently demonstrating excellence in management and service delivery. The Department is one of 19 Police Departments accredited by the CALEA in CT, among the state's 94 municipal law enforcement agencies.
CALEA reviewed the Norwalk Police Department from May 19 through May 27, 2023. The review is part of an ongoing quality performance evaluation of 461 standards within the Police Department related to life, health and safety. It includes public comment and community feedback and helps ensure Norwalk Police officers are prepared to meet the evolving needs and expectations of the community and manage critical events.
"The recognition that the Norwalk Police Department received from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies further demonstrates the Department's steadfast commitment to protecting and serving our community," said Mayor Rilling. "Whether it's the Department's commitment to carrying out the highest standards of community policing or their ability to follow requirements and best practices to protect everyone, they have achieved the gold standard for public service within the State of Connecticut."
"The Norwalk Police Department workforce consistently strives to provide a gold standard of service to the Norwalk community, which is a vital part of remaining a highly performing organization. Our success is due to a strong team of professional and talented individuals. In particular, I would like to recognize Lieutenant Melissa Lepore and Sergeant James Mosher, who work to ensure continued compliance with each standard set forth by CALEA", stated Norwalk Police Chief Walsh.
In November of 2022, the City of Norwalk hired its first embedded clinician to work alongside the Norwalk Police Department in partnership with the Recovery Network of Programs. The embedded clinician has become essential in the community for providing a trauma-informed perspective to crisis interventions and strengthening connections within the community to best support the evolving needs of the Norwalk community.
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