Accreditation & Certification Manager

  • City of Kennesaw
  • Kennesaw, GA, 30144
  • Full Time
  • Bachelor's Degree

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Job Description:

General Nature of Work

The Accreditation and Certification Manager will have oversight on the CALEA Accreditation and the State Certification program for the City of Kennesaw. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, tactical and strategic. This role requires an understanding of CALEA Accreditation and State Certification in a law enforcement capacity. This position will have the responsibility to determine the best method of program processes and the exercise appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and resolving complex matters. This position will involve close communication and go-between with internal and external uniformed law enforcement members, and will need to understand how to direct activities, schedules deliverable assignments to those members.



  • Manage the CALEA and state accreditation program and ensure that all required reports and all time sensitive activities occur as needed.
  • Collects source material for the preparation of the department's reports on continued compliance with related standards
  • Compiles and maintains all proofs of compliance with the law enforcement accreditation/certification process
  • Conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet accreditation/certification objectives
  • Maintain accreditation/certification files to ensure re-accreditation/re-certification, handling standards updates and changes.
  • Manage the software system for policy, training, standards, and other records.
  • Maintain and conduct CALEA orientation for new employees and before on-site assessments.
  • Manage and proactively prepare for the yearly file reviews and the CALEA on-site assessment.
  • Perform compliance inspections based on established guidelines for accreditation/certification.
  • Perform statistical analysis as needed by the department.
  • Research alternate policies and best practices, compile data, and present to command staff.
  • Create and submit reports for chief of police.
  • Attends accreditation/certification related conferences.
  • Serve as a liaison with other law enforcement agencies and staff with regard to the accreditation process.
  • Must be able to utilize the software Power DMS, Accreditation Management
  • Maintains policy and reviews for changes



  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Ability to understand and interpret rules, regulations, and policies
  • Ability to multi-task and work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluation situations and in making decisions.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate and articulate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to follow and give verbal and written instruction.
  • Working knowledge of various office equipment, including computer, copier, fax machine, multi-line telephone, etc.
  • Word processing, typing and filing skills are necessary.
  • Ability to use proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, arithmetic, and business English.
  • Skill in proof-reading documents and making appropriate corrections.
  • Ability to learn and apply technical terminology and information specifically related to police work.
  • Must exercise a high degree of confidentiality and integrity.


Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Police Science, Criminal Justice, or Public Administration or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one year related experience.

ADA Requirements:

Individuals applying for the posted position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Physical Requirements: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Position will be open until filled. 

Company Description:

City of Kennesaw-Growing City, Growing Careers

From its pre-Civil War beginnings in the 1800s, to its current reputation as a Best City to Live In, Kennesaw has been recognized throughout the U.S. for its standards of excellence and quality of life. Kennesaw has grown to a community of 36,000 residents within a 9-square-mile area. Located 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta near I-75, Kennesaw has taken advantage of its convenient location and the willingness of its employees to provide a strong base of services to businesses, residents, and visitors alike.

The City of Kennesaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the Kennesaw Police Department actively recruits any qualified person regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or age.

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