The Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) recognizes the benefits to be gained by professional law enforcement accreditation. In 1996, they applied for and received a Department of Justice Grant to develop and implement a professional standards accreditation program for Oklahoma law enforcement agencies.
The program established 191 mandatory standards which must be met by Oklahoma agencies in both written documentation and actual practice. Over 110 law enforcement agencies within the state have requested the professional standards with a view of preparing for assessment and accreditation.
In 2004, Claremore Police Department became only the 6th municipal police agency in the State of Oklahoma to meet the rigid professional standards required to achieve the status of Accreditation by OACP. This accomplishment was a team effort that took hard work and commitment by every member of our department.
On January 17, 2019, based on the department's on-site assessment (meeting mandatory State standards), the application for re-accreditation was approved.
We are proud of each member of our department for the hard work and dedication that resulted in achieving our goal of earning and maintaining our status as an accredited agency. This is 1 more example of our department striving for excellence now and into the future. For more information about the Accreditation program please visit the OACP website.