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Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies

  • By: Carol A. Archbold
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The accreditation of American law enforcement agencies began in 1979 with the establishment of the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA was created to act as an independent accreditation program under the authority of four major law ...

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