CALEA + STANDARDS = International Accreditation Simplified

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), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Program is to improve the delivery of public-safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners and covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence. CALEA endorses the PowerDMS™ Standards tool to enable members to manage and maintain the CALEA Accreditation Process simply and effectively.

Simplify the entire CALEA Accreditation Process. Achieving CALEA Accreditation is now more efficient than you’ve ever imagined.

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"Our partnership with PowerDMS provides agencies seeking CALEA Accreditation a powerful solution to manage the process electronically. PowerDMS and CALEA are committed to providing opportunities to public-safety organizations enabling them to work smarter and more efficiently."

W. Craig Hartley Jr. Executive Director, CALEA

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