The Shaker Heights Police Department (SHPD) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditations for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Commission includes the following professional associations:
- International Association of Chiefs of Police
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
- National Sheriffs’ Association
- Police Executive Research Forum
Earning the CALEA accreditation seal is the mark of professional excellence. The seals are reserved only for law enforcement agencies demonstrating the highest professional standards. SHPD has received the CALEA seal annually since 1989.
SHPD was the first agency in Cuyahoga County to be nationally accredited and was one of three in the state at the time. Only approximately 4 percent of all law enforcement agencies in the United States are CALEA accredited.