The following is an excerpt
from CALEA Online 5-30-2008
provides credentialing services for law enforcement agencies, public
safety communications agencies, and public safety training
academies. The CALEA Accreditation Process is a proven modern
management model; once implemented, it presents the CEO, on a
continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of
resources and improves service delivery - regardless of the size, geographic
location, or functional responsibilities of the agency.
Agencies can realize the following rewards of CALEA Accreditation:
Comprehensive, well thought-out written
Reports and analyses to make informed
Preparedness Program in place
Improved relationship with the community
Strengthen agency's accountability
Limit liability and risk exposure
Assists in agency's pursuit of excellence
Standards set by ACA reflect
practical up-to-date policies and procedures, and function as a
management tool for more than 1,500 correctional agencies in the United States.
Approximately 80 percent of all state departments of corrections and
youth services are active participants. Also included are programs
and facilities operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the private
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