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Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

On November 13, 2020, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) received its ninth consecutive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), which remains in effect for four years.

PSP was initially accredited by CALEA on July 31, 1993, becoming the largest internationally accredited law enforcement agency in the world. Accreditation facilitates the creation, verification, and maintenance of high-quality policies and procedures through voluntary compliance with a body of performance standards.

CALEA is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that ensures public safety agencies are abiding by current best practices by continually self-evaluating policies and procedures to maintain compliance with over 450 applicable standards. CALEA conducts yearly reviews, with on-site inspections every four years.