"The confidence in our department has increased tremendously throughout our community since becoming an accredited agency."
—Former Chief Harry Rilling, Norwalk (CT) Police Department
“The Accreditation Process provides the best and the most credible roadmap for any law enforcement agency in pursuit of professional excellence. It will be the benchmark for policing in the twenty-first century.” Lafourche Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office has been CALEA Accredited since 2000.
—Sheriff Craig Webre, Lafourche Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office, Past President - National Sheriffs’ Association
“CALEA Accreditation inspires public confidence in our agency, as well as assures that our department is up-to-date on police initiatives and administrative practices. Among the areas of particular importance addressed by CALEA, are the delivery of services to our citizens and the emphasis on inter-agency cooperation. CALEA provides a means of checks and balances that confirms the successful tactics we have in place.” Miami PD has been CALEA Accredited since 2003.
—Former Chief John Timoney Miami (FL) PD, Past President-Police Executive Research Forum
"The new two person on-site was fantastic. The interaction that occurred between the team and the community along with members of the agency made it easier for all to accept accreditation and to share what it meant to them. Accreditation makes it easier for the Sheriff's Office to provide better service to the citizens in our community."
—John C. Bittick, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Forsyth, Georgia
"Through improved policies and procedures, both the police department and the Communications Division were better able to serve the community and its members. There is a trust between the community and the members of the department because we are responsive to them and the needs of the community. Standards mean trust."
—Assistant Chief Michael Webb, Abington (PA) Police Department
"From start to finish, it's the change in process that is most obvious when working with CALEA. This change offers agencies the opportunity for improved transparency and delivery of services to the communities served. I would tell any chief that if he/she steps up to the table, the end result will be a better department for both members and citizens alike."
—Former Chief Tom Younce, North Carolina State University Police Department
“I have been with this department for more than 25 years. I have seen a vast transition and difference come about as a result of our CALEA accreditation.”
—Chief James Chavis, Kannapolis (NC) Police Department
“I would like to thank the Commission very much. 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 (NE) Sheriff’s Office
"CALEA Accreditation gave our personnel a focus and direction with specific and measurable goals. Self assessment is invaluable and on many occasions we found more efficient ways to discharge our duties, providing contemporary and professional law enforcement services."
—Chief Mark Palmer, Coventry (CT) Police Department
"CALEA Accreditation has proven itself time and time again...and the respect and support generated within our community for our services have been positively impacted by the program, making us a truly professional agency."
—Sheriff Thomas Brown, Jr., Dekalb County (GA) Sheriff's Office