The Police Department's Standards and Research Unit is responsible for research, development, review, and revision of the Police Department's Policy and Procedures Manual and the Standard Operating Procedures that guide the actions of the various Units, Sections and Bureaus within the Department.
The Unit includes the Accreditation Team which manages and maintains the files and assorted documentation required for the national accreditation process. The Chesapeake Police Department received initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in July 2014. The Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model that presents the Chief of Police with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery.
The Standards and Research Unit also conducts internal inspections of Departmental operations to ensure compliance with existing policies, procedures and directives.