The Round Rock Police Department was first accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on December 4, 2004. On Nov. 13, 2020, the Department passed its CALEA assessment, receiving the enhanced Certificate of Meritorious Accreditation for having been accredited for 15 or more continuous years.
Also on Nov. 13, 2020, the PD’s Training Academy became CALEA accredited for the first time. The Academy received its TCOLE license in 2018 and this was the first opportunity to be considered for accreditation.
Accreditation by CALEA is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence that is awarded only to those agencies that can demonstrate full compliance with all of the applicable standards established by the Commission. These standards address all administrative, management, and service-delivery aspects of the department and are designed to increase law enforcement agency capabilities to prevent and control crime as well as to increase agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services. CALEA accreditation, which signifies that a department adheres to the best professional practices, has been awarded to fewer than 800 law enforcement agencies nationwide.