- Township Services
The Springfield Township Police Department is an Internationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency committed to providing superior public safety services. The police department has voluntarily held itself to the highest standards and best practices with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The CALEA accreditation process is a proven modern management model for law enforcement agencies in the pursuit of professional excellence.
The department received its initial accreditation award in March of 1999 and has successfully maintained its accreditation status since. The department undergoes an extensive review every three years by CALEA Assessors who evaluate agency policies and practices to ensure compliance with the best practices for the delivery of law enforcement services. The most recent on-site assessment was conducted in April 2016. Learn more about the CALEA Accreditation Process at www.calea.org.
The Springfield Township Police Department also participates in the State of Ohio's Law Enforcement Agency Certification process. First established in 2016, the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board published a set of standards for Ohio law enforcement agencies as a model for continuous improvement. Learn more about the state certification requirements by visiting the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board website.
Accreditation Public Comment Portal
The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.
IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.