2016 CALEA Assessment

The purpose of CALEA's Accreditation Program is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by

  • Maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives
  • Establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence

Recent Reaccreditation

The department was awarded reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in November 2016.

Inaugural Accreditation

Mayor Bob Andeweg, the departments previous Chief Ross McCarty, and the department's previous accreditation manager Captain Rob Johansen received the award on behalf of the community and the police department.

The award of accreditation represents agency commitment to professional excellence. It also represents an ongoing obligation to continue the quest for excellence by achieving compliance to all applicable standards and any future standards promulgated by CALEA.

Accredited Agencies

Urbandale Police Department is proud to join the other Iowa agencies holding CALEA accreditation:

  • Davenport Police
  • DeWitt Police
  • Dubuque Police
  • Iowa City Police
  • Iowa Department of Public Safety
  • Marshall County Sheriff's Office
  • Muscatine Police
  • Sioux City Police
  • West Des Moines Police

The Department will now strive to maintain compliance to the CALEA standards during the next 4 year cycle in preparation for our second re-accreditation review in 2020.

Law Enforcement Accreditation

For more information on CALEA accreditation please visit the CALEA website.

  1. Lisa Godfrey

    Civilian Records Supervisor

  2. Police Department


    Physical Address
    3740 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322


    For Emergencies Dial:
    911

    24-hr Non-Emergency Dispatch:
    515-222-3321

    Administration and Records 
    Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm:
    515-278-3938




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