Mission: The commission's overall purpose is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily through the set of internationally recognized credentialing programs, organized and maintained in the public interest.
Programs: Agency fees and on-site reviews: agencies under contract with the commission are required to have an on-site review every three years to maintain accredited status. The three year period is based on the original accreditation award date for the agency. In 2014, calea conducted 280 assessments and other credentialing reviews for law enforcement agencies, training academies, communication centers, and campus security agencies.
conferences: the commission holds three conferences annually, during which the commission considers accreditation awards, conducts commission business meetings, and offers program-specific and general training. In 2014, calea accredited or reaccredited 233 public safety organizations during its three conferences.
marketing and program development: the commission tracks potential relationships with other credential organizations, reviews of existing programs, promotional plans for new clients, and assesses retention strategies for existing customers. In 2014, calea recognized a net gain of 7 agencies participating in its accreditation programming.