The Columbus Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve re-accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on August 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The session will be conducted at City Hall in the City Council Chambers, which is located at 123 Washington Street Columbus, IN  47201.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (812) 376-2625 on August 9, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information 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 Columbus Police Department.  Local contact is Captain Brian Wilder, who may be reached at (812) 376-2600.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Columbus Police Department’s ability of comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 22030-2215 or

You may download a copy of the notice below (English and Spanish versions available).

CALEA Public Input Notice – English (PDF)

CALEA Public Input Notice – Spanish (PDF)