CALEA Accreditation

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The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) is one of nearly 900 police agencies across North America and the largest agency in Canada to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

CALEA is an independent credentialing authority that formalizes leading practice in policing through a comprehensive body of law enforcement standards and a continuous accreditation process. To learn more about CALEA and the accreditation process, please visit

The Winnipeg Police Board  requires the Chief of Police to ensure the WPS maintain compliance with all applicable standards of the law enforcement accreditation program established and administered by CALEA; and obtain reaccreditation in accordance with CALEA’s award cycle.

Re-accredited in 2021

On November 19th, 2021 the WPS completed its 4-year review process; receiving a unanimous vote to extend its accreditation status from a panel of CALEA Commissioners. This marks the eighth consecutive time the WPS successfully achieved reaccreditation status since the initial award in 1992.

The independent review not only confirms the WPS meets or exceeds leading practices in law enforcement, it also affirms the Service’s commitment to law enforcement excellence and continuous organizational improvement.

2021 CALEA Re-Accreditation Letter

2021 CALEA Assessment Report

2017 CALEA Assessment Report

The public will note that in a few instances on the posted reports information is redacted.  This has been done to protect sensitive and confidential information related to some police operations, and to protect third party privacy interests.

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