CALEA portal for public comments

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is a national organization that accredits local law enforcement agencies. It is not associated with the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

To help determine whether an agency meets its high standards for accreditation, CALEA invites public comments regarding the agency’s:

  • compliance with CALEA standards and candidacy for accreditation
  • engagement in the service community
  • delivery of law enforcement services

If you would like to submit a commendation, concern, or other comment about a specific law enforcement agency, use the following link to the CALEA public-comment portal:

This portal is only for comments about a law enforcement agency’s performance. CALEA is not an investigatory agency. Do not use this portal to submit information regarding criminal agency. Do not use it to submit a complaint to the Attorney General.

About CALEA accreditation

CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority by the major executive associations of law enforcement organizations. CALEA accreditation seals are given only to public safety agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA standards.

The CALEA accreditation program allows public-safety agencies to voluntarily meet the following professional standards:

  • Supplying comprehensive and uniform written directives that clearly define the agency’s authority, performance, and responsibilities
  • Generating reports and analyses for making fact-based and informed management decisions
  • Continuing to develop the finest possible law enforcement professionals
  • Building and maintaining community relationships
  • Performing periodic independent review by subject-matter experts
  • Continuously pursuing excellence through annual reviews and other assessment measures

CALEA’s program seals are the marks of professional excellence for today’s law enforcement agencies and reflect the gold standard associated with CALEA.