International Accreditation

The Bensalem Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies(CALEA), the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.

Our CALEA reaccreditation assessment is scheduled for April 19th and 20th.  Members of the community are invited to offer comments via a phone-in public information session on April 19, 2021 between the hours of 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

The Bensalem Township Police Department is announcing that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will conduct a virtual reaccreditation assessment on April 19th and 20th, 2021. The assessors will examine all aspects of the Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Bensalem Township Police Department continues to meet the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety excellence.  As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments via a phone in public information session on April 19, 2021 between the hours of 1 pm and 4 pm.  The public can call 215-633-3719.

 Telephone comments for this session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.  A copy of the standards is available at the Township reception area.  Local contact is Sergeant George Price who can be reached at 215-633-3678.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Bensalem Township Police Department’s ability to maintain the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 22030-2215.

The Bensalem Township Police Department has to comply with 189 standards in order to maintain accredited status. 

Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.