The Annapolis Police Department was awarded full accredited status in March 2004 and has maintained this accreditation to date. The Department is required to maintain this accreditation and goes through a reaccreditation process on a regular basis. Accredited status indicates that the Department meets and in some cases exceeds nationally accepted standards. Accreditation builds on what the Department already had in place and recognizes the professionalism of our officers and civilian employees. Our employees are committed to maintaining the professionalism of the department and are dedicated to serving the community. "Accreditation: A Commitment to Excellence."