In April 2003, the Trotwood Police Department earned its initial national accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and joined an elite group of less than 1,000 departments nationwide by achieving this Accreditation award status. Communities with accredited agencies benefit through the following ways:
  • Greater accountability 
  • Reduced risk and liability exposure
  • Stronger defense against civil lawsuits
  • Staunch support from government officials
  • Increased community advocacy
Since 2003, the Trotwood Police Department has continued to maintain it's elite Accreditation status which requires compliance in over 484, up from 440, 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 2012 - 2014.

The Trotwood Police Department's next CALEA Re-Accreditation Assessment will be conducted  from November 27th - 30th, 2017, for the term of 2015 - 2017.

Below is a photo of Ms. Portia Hill, Business Accreditation Manager, in Reno, Nevada accepting the department's most recent CALEA Re-Accreditation Award.  
CALEA Award 2015
CALEA logo
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 will take measures to renew this certification annually.

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: