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    Checks & Balances

    "CALEA Accreditation gave our personnel a focus and direction with specific and measurable goals.” - Chief Mark Palmer, Coventry Police Department (CT)
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    Liability Reduction

    “Accreditation is a way of life for us. It has reduced our liability cost and made my risk managers very happy.” - Sheriff Timothy Dunning, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (NE)
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    Accreditation Benefits

    “I would not send my kids to a school or a hospital that was not accredited. Why wouldn’t my sheriff’s office be accredited also?” - Sheriff Clay Whittle, Columbia County Sheriff's Office (GA)
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    Seamless Transition

    CALEA ensures that when the new chief walks in the door, there will be a procedure and policy in place for all functions of an agency. - “Benefits of taking CEO Positions at Accredited Agencies”
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    Accreditation As A Force Multiplier

    Accreditation decreased call processing times without increasing staff levels. - Harrisonburg, VA Operations Manager Dee Dee Sencindiver - “Accreditation Improves Agency Performance”

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The Gold Standard in Public Safety

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations. The CALEA Accreditation program seals 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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