What is CALEA?

Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

CALEA is a credentialing authority whose primary mission is to accredit public safety agencies, namely law enforcement agencies, training academies, communications centers, and campus public safety agencies. CALEA is based out of the Unites States and was created in 1979. The primary purpose of CALEA is to improve services by creating a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals. By receiving accreditation, it proves that the agency/department has met those standards.

Tell us how we are doing:

Comments regarding our service can be submitted to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA has a Public Comment Portal, the purpose of which is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status.

These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. ¬†Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA¬ģ Accreditation.

Submit comments to the CALEA portal here: Accreditation Public Comment Portal (

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