The Manheim Township Commissioners are pleased to announce the Manheim Township Police Department has successfully completed a multi-year process designed to attain internationally acknowledged law enforcement accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). The Manheim Township Police Department was officially accredited on March 26, 2011 at CALEA’s Spring Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland. The department is the only municipal agency in Lancaster County to achieve CALEA accreditation, and one of ten CALEA accredited law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania.
CALEA’s purpose and mission is two-fold. First, to establish a body of standards designed to increase agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of public safety services, and second, to establish and administer a series of credentialing programs through which public safety agencies can demonstrate voluntarily that they meet an established set of internationally recognized professional standards leading to excellence in management and service delivery.