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The Law Enforcement Accreditation Program was the first credentialing program established by CALEA. It was originally developed to address what was seen as a need to enhance law enforcement as a profession. That mission continues today with accreditation options for law enforcement agencies.

The CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program provides a communications center, or the communications unit of a public safety agency, with a process to systemically review and internally assess its operations and procedures.

The Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Program began in 2002. Its purpose is to promote superior public safety training services and recognize professional excellence.

The CALEA Campus Security Accreditation Program is designed for educational campus security agencies or departments that primarily employ non-sworn security officers and identify themselves as a “campus security force.”

CALEA Gold Standard

The primary cornerstones that comprise
The CALEA Difference and distinguish
CALEA from all other forms of public
safety accreditation are professionalism,
stewardship, integrity, diversity,
independence, continuous improvement,
objectivity, credibility, consistency,
knowledge, experience, accountability
and collaboration.

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The Commissioners

City of Las Vegas, Nevada
Pennsylvania State Police
Professor Emeritus
Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Communications Coordinator
Lincoln Emergency Communications Center, Nebraska
California Highway Patrol
City Manager
Wyoming, Michigan
Chief of Police
Chesterfield Police Department, Missouri
South Carolina Supreme Court Justice
Chief of Police
Vandalia Police Department, Ohio
Sheriff (Retired)
Clark County, Washington
Chief of Police (Retired), University of Vermont
Managing Partner, Margolis, Healy & Associates, LLC
Director of Public Safety
County of Monroe, New York
Chief of Police
Newport News Police Department, Virginia
Chief of Police
Cornwall Community Police Service, Ontario, Canada
Asst Vice President/Chief of Police
University of Alabama at Birmingham Police Department
South Carolina House of Representative
Urban League of Nebraska
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Former Chief of Police
Lakeland Police Department, Florida


AccreditationWorks! are first-hand testimonials of how CALEA Accreditation has benefited agencies and their communities. Read More

Lessons Learned and Emerging Issues

This section provides recent reports and publications for public safety agencies seeking contemporary information on emerging issues and research findings.

Marks of Excellence

The program seals of CALEA Accreditation 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.

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