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:
- International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
- National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
- Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Marks of Public Safety Excellence
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.
The original CALEA Law Enforcement seal, previously recognized as the corporate CALEA logo, has a rich history that serves to honor those that contributed to the development of the accreditation process.
The more recently developed program seals reflect this same important history, and carry on the professionalism that accompanies the CALEA process.
Distinctive in design, the program seals provide agencies with an easy to recognize international banner that confirms the agency’s commitment to continuous development and the professional delivery of public safety services.
CALEA’s program seals are the “Marks of Professional Excellence” for today’s public safety agencies and reflect the gold standard benchmark associated with CALEA.