The members of the Statesville Police Department conscientiously strive to be responsive to the needs of the community; knowing that we exist not to serve ourselves, but to serve and protect others. We will work with professionalism, integrity, fairness, and teamwork with the members of our community in a collaborative effort to ensure that Statesville is a city in which people can live, work, and recreate in a safe environment.
The Statesville Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CALEA) for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations. The Law Enforcement Accreditation process focuses on standards that provide the best practices related to life, health, and safety procedures for the agency. These standards are considered foundational for contemporary law enforcement agencies.
The CALEA offers a public portal to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.