Role and Responsibilities of CALEA Commissioners
Persons on the CALEA Board serve on a voluntary basis without compensation. During their service, Commissioners:
- Attend three 4-day conferences each year in March, July, and November.
- Review reports of public safety agencies being considered for accredited or recognized status, and serve on an Agency Review Committee of candidate agencies during Commission conferences.
- Serve on a Commission standing committee (Corporate Affairs, Standards Review and Interpretations, or Outreach) to make policy decisions about Commission operations or the standards for public safety accreditation.
- Represent the Commission, as needed, at public safety agency accreditation award ceremonies.
- Promote public safety accreditation to professional colleagues.
- To assist them in carrying out their responsibilities, newly appointed Commissioners attend an orientation session.
Organization of the Board
The 21-member Commission is composed of 11 law enforcement professionals and 10 representatives from the public and private sectors. Commissioners serve three-year, renewable staggered terms. The Commission meets three times a year, in March, July and November, to accredit and reaccredit agencies and provide guidance for Commission operations.
The Commission is a private, non-profit corporation. It is not part of, or obligated to, any governmental unit. Fees paid by public safety agencies defray the Commission's major operating costs. The Commission's authority is derived solely from the voluntary participation of public safety agencies in the accreditation program.