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CMPA Receives CALEA Re-accreditation

Posted 2 years 237 days ago ago by News Editor

The St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy has been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) effective December 6, 2011. The CMPA remains the only police academy in the state of Missouri to have achieved this distinction.

The Academy first achieved accreditation in 2008 after an exhaustive process to assure that it met all of the 158 professional standards established by the Commission. Since that time, the Academy has had to carefully document that it continues to meet these standards in all of its operations. The standards fall into nine areas reflecting the best professional requirements and practices for a public safety training academy.

The St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy joins its parent department, St. Louis County Police, and the St. Louis County Bureau of Communications in being accredited under CALEA standards. This resulted in the St. Louis County Police Department being awarded Tri-Arc status, one of only five departments in the world so honored.

For more information about CALEA and the accreditation process, go to CALEA Accreditation.

Other Information

  CALEA Accreditation
On December 6, 2008, the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy was granted Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Public Safety Training Academies. This page explains the process, and the value of this accreditation to the Academy, our trainees and their departments, and the community.
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Check here for announcements regarding the legal and interpersonal training provided by Police Legal Sciences and POST certified by the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy, as well as general information about the program.

St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy
1266 Sutter Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63133-1934

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