The assessment includes a remote, web-based file review(s) and site-based assessment to confirm standards compliance. This includes public comment sessions, interviews with various individuals associated with the respective agency, process and outcomes-mapping, and community feedback.
The assessment model works to ensure agency policies have been implemented that complement CALEA standards, and that the agency is complying with its policies and other requirements associated with the accreditation process.
When an agency requests an initial assessment, the Regional Program Manager will consult with agency representatives to confirm assessment readiness. A CALEA Compliance Service Member remotely reviews the agency's documentation for compliance.
Once the Compliance Service Member successfully completes this review, an assessment team will travel to the agency to conduct a comprehensive site-based assessment. Collectively, this will culminate in a report reviewed by the Commission to determine accreditation status.