Successfully achieving CALEA Accreditation says much about a law enforcement agency, or any public safety organization. In fact, it speaks volumes. To describe the self-assessment phase of the accreditation process as “comprehensive” would be rhetorical. And it certainly is not an undertaking for the timid. There is an extraordinary amount of planning and work demanded by an agency when taking on this opportunity for the first time. Yet, in order to sustain accreditation, the approach must never be that it is a task or a project. That mentality, in and of itself, will prevent the agency from understanding one of the inherent constructs of accreditation: It must be a breathing, dynamic force that is integrated into the culture of the agency.