CALEA {Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement}

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office currently holds accreditations for Law Enforcement and Training Academy through CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. CALEA is a credentialing authority whose primary mission is to accredit public safety agencies. The purpose of CALEA is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives, establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence.*

The essential duties/responsibilities of the LPSO CALEA staff are to collect and maintain proofs of compliance for all applicable standards, organize and implement an administrative reporting schedule, prepare office personnel for upcoming assessments organize agency resources and activities in order to achieve and maintain accreditation, write and edit policies and procedures while directing agency leadership in the drafting and editing of policies and procedures, prepare for commission audits, including compilation of data, and serve as trainers specific to documentation required to maintain accreditation.

*Source: CALEA website: www.calea.org or click on the following link: http://www.calea.org/content/accreditation.