CALEA® Agency Support Program (CASP)
CALEA Agency Support Program (CASP)
The purpose of the CALEA® Agency Support Program (CASP) is to support the professional development of under-funded law enforcement agencies, public safety communications centers, public safety training academies and campus security organizations by offering support to qualified agencies seeking accreditation for the first-time.
This program will provide limited waivers to the fees applied by CALEA for agencies to participate in the established accreditation programming. In doing so, the program shares the overall CALEA mission by providing an impartial, objective and systematic credentialing program by which qualifying public safety agencies may be assessed against established best practices for the respective profession.
Under this program, selected eligible agencies will receive waivers, hereafter referred to as Initial Accreditation Fee Waivers (IAFW), which will cover all CALEA initial administrative fees, which otherwise would be paid by the applicant agency. The applicant agency remains responsible for selecting and purchasing the necessary accreditation software.
Agencies awarded the IAFW will be required to pay one-half of the estimated initial assessment fees at the time of initial enrollment. This amount shall be non-refundable. Agencies also are required to pay for the subscription cost for third-party accreditation management software inclusive of the CALEA electronic publications at the time of enrollment:
- $1350 for Communications, Training Academy and Campus Security (2-year subscription)
- $1800 for Law Enforcement (3-year subscription)
The remaining one-half shall be paid prior to logistical scheduling of any assessment activities. This amount shall also be non-refundable.
Any law enforcement agency, public safety communications agency, public safety training academy or campus security agency seeking first time, initial accreditation and meeting the following criteria for participating in the appropriate accreditation programs is eligible to apply for an Initial Accreditation Fee Waiver (IAFW). These waivers are primarily directed at agencies with no more than 50 full-time employees or full-time equivalents at the time of application, but consideration will be given to agencies with more than 50 full-time employees.
Must be legally constituted state, provincial, county, or local governmental entities with a mandated responsibility to enforce laws, provide public safety communications services, provide public safety training or provide campus security.
Must not employ more than 50 full-time employees or full-time equivalents.
Must not have been previously enrolled in CALEA Accreditation or other CALEA programs.
Must demonstrate a financial need for the IAFW Award.
Must demonstrate capacity to reach CALEA Accreditation.
Must agree to a non-refundable payment of one-half of the projected accreditation assessment fees at the time of enrollment.
Must agree to a non-refundable payment of the second half of the projected accreditation assessment fees prior to logistical coordination of the respective assessment.
Each IAFW shall be made subject to the accuracy of the information supplied by the agency in its application and any inaccurate information which change the facts for which the selection criteria was applied will be grounds for rescinding or revoking the IAFW.
Agencies' applications are due no earlier than September 1 and no later than December 31 of the current year. IAFW recipients will be announced at CALEA’s Spring Conference in the following year.