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Cary PD Recognized for Commitment to High Standards with Ninth Consecutive Accreditation

Post Date:11/21/2019 10:37 AM

CARY, NC – The Cary Police Department recently received its ninth consecutive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Awarded this past weekend at CALEA’s annual conference, accreditation recognizes the police department’s commitment to meeting almost 400 standards for public safety professional excellence. CALEA first accredited the Cary Police Department in 1992. Accreditation is for four years, through 2023.  

“We are beyond pleased to announce our reaccreditation to the Cary community, and thank those who participated in the process for their support and input,” said Cary Police Chief Toni Dezomits. “This recognition underscores the professionalism and commitment to excellence our police officers exhibit every day, and I want to publicly acknowledge them for always going the extra mile to keep Cary safe.”

Accreditation is a voluntary process that includes a comprehensive review of the police department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. CALEA representatives also visited Cary in July to interview individuals, observe compliance and host a public information session to receive community feedback.

Formed in 1979, CALEA designed standards to increase law enforcement agency capabilities to prevent and control crime, as well as improve agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services. These standards also increase cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement agencies, and raise citizen and employee confidence in departmental goals, objectives, policies and practices.

In addition to its police department, the Town of Cary’s Fire and Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources departments are also nationally accredited. Learn more about the Cary Police Department at


Toni Dezomits, Cary Police Chief, (919) 469-4325

Kathleen Sanfratello, Police Support Services Manager, (919) 462-3813

Deanna Hawkes, Public Safety Communications, (919) 462-3908



Police Accreditation

Cary Police Department

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