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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
Rhode Island State Senate
Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Chief of Police
Little Rock Police Department
Chief of Police - Retired
Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Chief of Police (Retired)
Cape Coral Police Department, Florida
Communications Coordinator
Lincoln Emergency Communications Center, Nebraska
Douglas Co. (NE) Sheriff's Office
Chief of Police
Chesterfield Police Department, Missouri
Chief of Police
New Mexico State Police
City Manager
City of Covington Georgia
Vice President for Global Campus Safety
New York University Department of Public Safety
Deputy County Manager of Public Safety
County of Henrico, VA
Director/Inspector General of Public Integrity
County of Monroe, New York
Asst Vice President/Chief of Police
University of Alabama at Birmingham Police Department
Chief of Police (Retired)
Winston-Salem Police Department
Southern Illinois University
Chief of Police
Burlingon (NC) Police Department
(Ret.) Chief Justice
Supreme Court of South Carolina
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana


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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