Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) was awarded advanced accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). The NDHP, accredited since 1989, also received a meritorious award for being accredited for more than 15 continuous years. The NDHP complies with more than 350 professional public safety standards to maintain the accreditation status.
“Accreditation assures the public that the North Dakota Highway Patrol is committed to its core mission – to make a difference every day by providing high quality law enforcement services to keep North Dakota safe and secure. Our employees are to be commended for their commitment to professional excellence,” said Colonel James Prochniak.
CALEA was established in 1979 through the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum. For more information regarding CALEA, visit www.calea.org.