Police Accreditation Manager I

Alexandria, VA
$51,552.80 - $84,739.63 Annually
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 30, 2021
Full Time
Police Accreditation Manager

The City of Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia, and is bordered by the District of Columbia, Arlington County, and Fairfax County. With a population of approximately 150,000, and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. Approximately one-quarter of the City is designated as a National or Local Historic District. This City proudly embraces our rich history and the endless opportunities which lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for the position of Accreditation Manager I.

An Overview

The Accreditation Manager I position requires the completion and maintenance of files to ensure compliance with the accreditation process. The incumbent in this position is responsible for making independent judgments and decisions based on analytical and innovative thinking with minimal supervision. Emphasis is on planning and coordinating accreditation activities, making appropriate assignments, and enforcing deadlines throughout the agency. The ideal candidate must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. The candidate should also have a good knowledge of automated records systems and the ability to analyze and solve problems quickly.

What You Should Bring
As an ideal candidate, you are expected to possess the ability to manage the accreditation process, which involves planning and organizing daily tasks to meet deadlines and Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) requirements. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the CALEAaccreditation process and prior experience as a sworn officer or civilian employee in a law enforcement environment. The candidate is expected to be an effective communicator both orally and in writing and have the ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerDMS. The candidate shall also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the workplace, possess a willingness to travel within Virginia to Virginia Association of CALEA Accreditation Professionals (VACAP) conferences and to CALEAconferences in the U.S., and have the ability to complete mandatory CALEAaccreditation training within the first year of employment.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work

•Reviews audits, inspections, and analytical and police reports for standard compliance;

•Maintains and updates the agency accreditation files, both manual documentation and electronic systems;

•Develops and administers a department-wide accountability system to maintain agency compliance with CALEAaccreditation standards;

•Exercises technical expertise to commanders and supervisors in interpretation of standard compliance;

•Provides accreditation training and consultation to all newly hired employees, commanders, and supervisors when necessary;

•Researches, collects, analyzes, interprets and compares police policies to other agency policies to ensure there are no conflicts and maintains the data;

•Manages the various duties required for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on-site inspection that occurs every four years;

•Responds to policy-related administrative requests, both inside and outside of the department.

About the Department

The City of Alexandria Police Department is a nationally recognized and accredited law enforcement agency. This agency consists of a group of talented professionals who are dedicated to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for our residents, merchants, and visitors. We are a diverse organization, reflecting Alexandria’s various cultures and offering many different career and promotional opportunities.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Two-Year College Degree and three years of experience in a public or business administration position, program planning and evaluation, and completion of college-level courses in public administration, accounting and management practices, supplemented by courses in automated records maintenance methods and practices; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Four-Year College Degree with completion of college-level courses in Business Administration or Administration of Justice. Previous experience as an accreditation manager or assessor in an accredited law enforcement agency. Experience working in a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency. **Must be a United States citizen or be a lawful resident of the United States for the past ten (10) consecutive years.

*The Virginia VCIN/NCIC (Virginia Criminal Information Network/ National Criminal Information Center) mandates that all basic terminal operators be a United States citizen or be a lawful resident of the United States for the past 10 consecutive years as well as be employed by a criminal justice agency prior to applying for certification.*


This position requires the successful completion of the following pre-employment background checks:
  • Polygraph
  • Drug Screen
  • Criminal Background Checks (local and federal)

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