CALEA Accreditation Program


The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) serves as the premier credentialing association for public safety agencies and provides accreditation services for law enforcement organizations, public safety communication centers, public safety training academies, and campus security agencies. The standards are promulgated by a board of 21 commissioners, representing a full spectrum of public safety leadership. The assessment process includes extensive self-assessment, annual remote web-based assessments, and quadrennial site-based assessments. Additionally candidate agencies are presented to the Commission for final consideration and credentialing.

CALEA Accreditation is a voluntary process and participating public safety agencies, by involvement, have demonstrated a commitment to professionalism. The program is intended to enhance organization service capacities and effectiveness, serve as a tool for policy decisions and management, promote transparency and community trust, and establish a platform for continuous review.  The Glendale Police Department was first accredited in the year 2000; the department’s accredited status was reaffirmed in the years 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2022. Additional information on the accreditation process can be found at

CALEA Accreditation is the Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies and represents a commitment to excellence.

CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal