The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Academy was recently awarded Accreditation with Excellence by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The accreditation process included a virtual visit, due to COVID-19 restrictions, as well as a comprehensive assessment of more than 160 accreditation standards. The CALEA assessment reads, in part, “This is a top notch, well sought after training center in the State of Louisiana and many improvements and resources have been earmarked for this facility since Sheriff Garber took office in 2016.”
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Center was the only training academy to be awarded CALEA’s Accreditation with Excellence during its spring virtual conference in March. To achieve Accreditation with Excellence the training academy was required to be in compliance with 134 mandatory standards and was found to be in compliance with 96% of other-than-mandatory standards as set by the commission.
In 2018, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office was also awarded CALEA’s Accreditation with Excellence as an agency.
“The Sheriff’s Office takes a great deal of pride in ensuring we are doing everything we can as an agency to serve Lafayette Parish with accountability, transparency and the highest standards of service. Our Accreditation Team works hard year-round to help our agency achieve this honorable distinction,” said Sheriff Mark Garber.
This is the fourth reaccreditation awarded to the training academy, located on W Willow St. in Scott.