The Cumberland County Emergency Communications District is currently pursuing CALEA Accreditation. This is a 2-4 year process for the District and is a highly involved, detail-oriented task. The process is being lead by the District’s Director of Operations, 911 Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Once finished, the District will be the second Public Safety Agency in Cumberland County to gain this prestigious distinction as the Fairfield Glade Police Department is currently CALEA Accredited.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations.
The CALEA Accreditation program seals are reserved for use by those public safety agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA Standards and have been awarded CALEA Accreditation by the Commission.
The original CALEA Law Enforcement seal, previously recognized as the corporate CALEA logo, has a rich history that serves to honor those that contributed to the development of the accreditation process.
The more recently developed program seals reflect this same important history, and carry on the professionalism that accompanies the CALEA process.
Distinctive in design, the program seals provide agencies with an easy to recognize international banner that confirms the agency’s commitment to continuous development and the professional delivery of public safety services.
CALEA’s program seals are the “Marks of Professional Excellence” for today’s public safety agencies and reflect the gold standard benchmark associated with CALEA.
The Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program provides a communications center, or the communications unit of a public safety agency, with a process to systemically review and internally assess its operations and procedures.
This program requires organizations to collect and analyze important data for the purpose of making sound operational and administrative business decisions, creating leadership and practitioner-accountability.
In addition, the focus is on quality assurance, interoperability, emerging technologies, risk analysis, asset security, resources access, contemporary training, and a range of other operational functions.