This community-police advisory board was formed in 2015 by Governor John Kasich. It created a system of voluntary compliance for uniform minimum standards for all Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies. The Bowling Green Police Division already met all of the Ohio Collaborative standards through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). However, the division believed it was important to also be certified with the Ohio Collaborative. As such, division policies with proofs were submitted to the collaborative and the division did receive certification.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations. The CALEA Accreditation program seals are reserved for use by those public safety agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA Standards and have been awarded CALEA Accreditation by the Commission.
The Bowling Green Police Division has been an accredited law enforcement agency since 1993.