Applying to Become a CALEA Assessor
Those interested in being considered for the position of CALEA Assessor should review the minimum qualifications for the position and ensure their education, professional experience and abilities complement the established criteria.
CALEA maintains an open application process for the position of CALEA Assessor. Candidates should submit the following application materials:
- Letter of Interest detailing related experience and abilities (include active email address for correspondence)
- Contemporary Resume in chronological presentation
- Endorsement from Chief Executive Officer (for actively employed candidates only)
- Recommendation Letters (optional)
These documents should be sent to the following address:
13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155-6660
Attn: Assessor Application Coordinator
CALEA will review and respond to applicant submissions within approximately 30 days of receipt. All application materials should be submitted collectively to ensure they are considered in the review process. CALEA will not retain application materials for the purpose of redistribution to candidates.
Successful candidates will be invited to participate in a CALEA Process and Programs Knowledge Examination and Writing Assessment that will be administered during a CALEA Conference. These testing materials will be used to select candidates to participate in CALEA Assessor Training that will occur over a two day period at the CALEA Offices. All travel expenses associated with this testing and training process will be the responsibility of the assessor candidate.
The following sample questions are reflective of the format of the respective CALEA Process and Programs Knowledge Examination for assessor applicants:
An agency signs a Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program Contract with CALEA on October 24, 2010. Since that time, the agency has developed all new directives. When conducting the initial on-site assessment for this agency, which of the following statements best describes proof of compliance requirements?
- The agency must have proofs of compliance for each standard from the date of the agency’s inception.
- The agency must have proofs of compliance for each applicable standard from the effective date of the associated directive.
- The agency must show proofs of compliance from October 24, 2010.
- The agency must have a minimum of one year of proofs of compliance for each applicable standard at the time of the on-site.
Answer Key: B
In reviewing a standard for compliance for a training academy, the assessor determines the file is insufficient. According to the assessor flowchart for file review, which of the following best describes the next step in determining compliance?
- the assessor should determine if a correction is possible
- the assessor should review the action and practices of the agency
- the assessor should classify the standard as non-compliance
- the assessor should determine the applicability of the standard
Answer Key: A
Which of the following statements best describes the final step for an assessor in reviewing an applicable standard file during an Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation assessment?
- verify applicability
- determine file sufficiency
- review the actions and practices of the agency
- verify compliance or non-compliance
Answer Key: D