This section of the site is a source of information for agencies looking at the possibility of achieving CALEA® accreditation as well as those who have already achieved accreditation.
Accreditation Quick Reference Process Guide
This guide is an overview of the CALEA® 5 step process.
Today, the purpose of CALEA®’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.
Articles on Accreditation
Articles and information about CALEA® and the accreditation process.
CALEA Agency Support Program (CASP)
The purpose of the CALEA® Agency Support Program (CASP) is to support the professional development of under-funded law enforcement agencies, public safety communications centers, public safety training academies and campus security organizations by offering support to qualified agencies seeking accreditation for the first-time. This program will provide limited waivers to the fees applied by CALEA for agencies to participate in the established accreditation programming.
Public Safety Accreditation Coalitions (PACs)
Local assistance and in-house support with CALEA® Accreditation Programs are provided by a network of organizations called Public Safety Accreditation Coalitions or Support Networks, i.e., PAC for short. PACs are formed on a local (state) or regional (multi-state) basis and made up of personnel from accredited agencies. New accreditation managers can join their local PAC for training, guidance, and support at the local level. For other assistance or for areas where there is no local PAC, accreditation managers can join the CALEA® PAC Network.
Information on applying the Multi-Program Crosswalk Process.
Did You Know...?
When CALEA® comes across information, a report, fact or statistical insight that may be of interest to our clients, we post it.
Police Foundation Research
CALEA® and the Police Foundation have partnered to researched critical issues that serve as supporting information for CALEA® Standards.