Planning, Research & Accreditation

Accreditation History / Compliance


The Norwalk Department of Police Services was awarded international accreditation in March of 1995 by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA).

The sergeant who oversees the Police Department's accreditation status continues to update and revise policies and procedures to maintain compliance with CALEA standards. The department is reassessed every three years to assure continued compliance.

Planning & Research Unit


The planning and research component is responsible for preparing reports on various issues as assigned by the Chief of Police. Primarily, the unit coordinates all department grant proposals and applications.