CALEA – Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc
The purpose of the CALEA accreditation process is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of professional standards, developed by public safety practitioners which cover a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives, establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence. Accreditation is a voluntary process with approximately only 5% of police departments achieving accredited status.
Specifically, CALEA’s goals are to:
Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities.
Formalize essential management procedures.
Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices.
Improve service delivery.
Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination.
Increase community and employee confidence in the agency.
The CALEA Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model which, once implemented, presents the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with an ongoing blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery—regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency.
Initial Accreditation - 2019
TLEA – Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation
The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program exists to improve the quality of law enforcement agencies in the State of Tennessee and ultimately the quality of services provided to the citizens of Tennessee.
The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program was created under the direction and authority of the Tennessee Association Chiefs of Police which supports and endorses the continued improvement of law enforcement and emergency communications services by establishing professional standards of accountability, management, and operations.
Initial Accreditation - 2021