Get to Know CCPD
If you’re looking for basic information about CCPD — who our Police chief is, where our facilities are, etc. — you’re in the right place. You can browse our policies and find contact information for different work groups. Learn about the five officers we have lost in the line of duty and help us keep their memory alive.
Accreditation is a voluntary program whereby an agency demonstrates compliance with best practice standards determined by the accrediting body. Overall, accreditation is a commitment to providing the community with the best in public safety services by:
- Maintaining comprehensive policies and procedures
- Enhancing service delivery
- Strengthening agency accountability and community relationships
- Establishing fair and non-discriminatory recruitment and hiring practices
The department earned internationally recognized accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) in March 2017.
The department must submit annual reports demonstrating continued compliance with each accrediting body. Every four years, the department will be re-evaluated by a team of independent assessors to determine re-accreditation.
The Chesterfield County Police Department was founded in 1914, and we've had only eight police chiefs since then. Want to learn more? Check out our history book (PDF), which was updated during our centennial year (2014).
The Chesterfield County Police Department is organized into three areas — Operations, Standards and Training and Strategic Management — and the Office of the Chief of Police.