Town Board with Chief Of Police 2021CALEA Certificate of AccreditationThe Town of Manlius has been a Nationally and State Accredited Agency since 1996 and gone through the process of reaccreditation every 3 years through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and every 5 years through New York State.


The Town of Manlius Police Department is both a New York State and CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accredited law enforcement agency. CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations. The Town of Manlius Police Department was first accredited in 1996 has proudly maintained our accreditation since.  

CALEA provides a proven management model that provides the framework to ensure: 

Community advocacy and involvement Efficient use of resources and service delivery improvements Policies and practices that are consistently reviewed and updated Reduced risk and liability exposure through policy and internationally accepted best practices Verification from independent outside assessors to ensure trust and transparency 

Public Feedback & CALEA

Part of being a CALEA accredited agency is allowing the public to provide feedback and comment on how our agency is doing.  Recently, CALEA created a public access portal for the purpose of receiving comments regarding an agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in its’ service community and delivery of public safety services.  If you wish to comment, the portal may be accessed at: CALEA Public Access Portal  

The portal link may also be accessed on our web site at:

Flagship Status

In 2010, the Town of Manlius received the coveted Flagship Status which identifies this agency and its members as exemplary examples of law enforcement service. In 2014, this agency was awarded the "Certificate of Advanced Meritorious Accreditation" in recognition of our more than 15 years of continuous accreditation status.

Certificate of Accrediation to the Manlius Town Police Department from New York

New York State 

The New York State Accreditation Program is a process that continues to evolve with changing legal, social and fiscal developments. The process continuously evaluates and updates commonly accepted standards and provides a progressive and time proven way to improve overall performance.