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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is a National, Nonpartisan, and Independent 501© (3) Organization. CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations; Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). CALEA advances policing through innovation and science using standards to promote efficient resource allocation, best practices, technical advancement, and evidence-based strategies. CALEA requires that the Tulsa Police policy and procedures are thoroughly researched and reviewed to ensure that they are meeting an international best practice in providing law enforcement services.


The Tulsa Police Department was initially awarded CALEA Accreditation in Advanced Law Enforcement in 2005 and was recently awarded a Meritorious fifth reaccreditation award in 2021. The Tulsa Police Department Public Safety Communications (911 Center) became CALEA Accredited in Public Safety Communications in 2016 and received its first reaccreditation in 2020.



If you would like to comment regarding the Tulsa Police Department’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status click the following link:

Enter the Public Comment Portal here.

The Tulsa Police Department’s Accreditation Manager is Matt Alexander. Matt is a CALEA Certified Accreditation Manager with over 32 years of law enforcement experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University.  He served as a sworn officer and supervisor with the Tulsa Police Department from 1995 - 2019. Prior to Tulsa, Matt worked for the Oklahoma State University Police Department from 1991-1995.

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The Tulsa Police Department’s Public Safety Communications Accreditation Manager is Ken White. Ken is a CALEA Certified Accreditation Manager with over 37 years of 911 communications experience. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University.  He has served as a 911 call taker, dispatcher, supervisor, operations manager, and accreditation manager with the City of Tulsa since 1986.

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