Policies & Accreditation

CALEA: The Gold Standard in Public Safety

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. 

  • Currently the only Certified CALEA Accreditation Manager in the State of Indiana 
  • Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (Meritorious Accreditation) 
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police 
  • FBI National Academy 
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association 
  • National Tactical Officers Association 
  • Central Indiana Law Enforcement 
  • Training Council 
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

Meet the Accreditation Manager

Allison Nicholson is a graduate of Ball State University. She was hired as the Fishers Police Department’s Accreditation Manager in September of 2016. Prior to that, she worked for 12 years at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as an administrative assistant and as the Assistant Accreditation Manager, where she helped the Sheriff’s Office receive their initial, second, and third accreditations.  

Since joining FPD, Allison has overseen a successful onsite assessment in which Fishers received the Meritorious Award for continuous accreditation. She recently completed the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ (CALEA) Certified Accreditation Manager Program and is now working towards the FPD’s seventh consecutive accreditation award. In addition to managing the accreditation program, Allison works with the Teen Academy, Cadet Program, and Citizens Academy.   

Allison Nicholson

Fishers Police Department Policies & Procedures

General Orders

General Order 2
Outlines FPD policy regarding the treatment of people and bias-based profiling.
General Order 3
Outlines FPD guidelines for the use of deadly and non-deadly force.
General Order 40
Outlines procedures and guidelines relating to internal investigations.
General Order 73
Outlines the policies related to Body-Worn Cameras.
General Order 53
Outlines policies related to Release of Records.
General Order 31
Outlines policies related to In-Car Video/Audio Procedures.
Outlines DNA collection.

Outlines procedures for release of property.