In April 2003, the Trotwood Police Department joined an elite group of less than 1,000 departments nationwide and earned its initial national accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Since 2003, the Trotwood Police Department has continued to maintain its elite Accreditation status which requires compliance in over 484 individual standards and policies. 

These standards help law enforcement agencies:

    1)    Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities                                                                        
    2)    Formalize essential management procedures                       
    3)    Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices      
    4)    Improve service delivery                                                        
    5)    Solidify inter-agency cooperation and coordination               
    6)    Boost citizen and staff confidence in the agency
In March 2015, the Trotwood Police Department was Re-Accredited with the distinction of CALEA Advanced Accreditation with Excellence for the term of 2015 – 2017.

A Team of assessors from CALEA will conduct an on-site Gold Standard Accreditation Assessment of the Trotwood Police Department from November 27-30th, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Department.

The community is invited to provide feedback about the Trotwood Police Department from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28th by calling (937) 854-7243.  Individuals may also offer comments at a public information session on Wednesday, November 29th at 5:00 p.m. at the Trotwood-Madison City Schools Board of Education, located at 3594 N. Snyder Road, Trotwood, Ohio 45426.

The Department will appear before the CALEA Commission on March 24, 2018 in Frisco, Texas, for final review and determination of the Gold Standard Accreditation Award.

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More information on CALEA or Accreditation can be found online at or by contacting Ms. Portia Hill at .

Trotwood Police Department Awarded Initial Certification with State Law Enforcement Agency

Chief Erik L. Wilson is proud to announce that the Trotwood Police Department has adopted and implemented State standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part of the State’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.  In February 2017, the Trotwood Police Department received an initial accreditation award from the Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency for being fully compliant with State standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. 

The agency joins nearly 120 other agencies who have become certified by meeting standards for the use of force, including deadly force, and agency recruitment and hiring practices. The standards are the first of their kind in Ohio and were developed by the Collaborative in August 2015.

The Trotwood Police Department is in the process of certification renewal with the Ohio Collaborative to be determined in March 2018.

For more information on the Ohio Collaborative, the certification process for law enforcement and the complete list of agencies who have been certified, please visit: