The Gold Standard in Public Safety

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.

In July of 2018 the North County Police Cooperative was awarded CALEA Accreditation.  Of the 658 listed Law Enforcement Agencies in Missouri*, only 36 have currently been awarded CALEA Accreditation.  That’s only %5 of the Law Enforcement Agencies in Missouri*.  

The process to obtain this prestigious certification involves many steps to ensure the NCPC holds itself to the highest standards.  We continue to go through the process to maintain those standards and to continually re-certify through CALEA.  

* Included: State Agencies, County Police, Sheriff’s Departments, Local Police Departments and University Police Departments

Data obtained from Missouri Public Data Portal and Agency Listings.  

Lt. Andrew Klosterman

  • Lt. Klosterman has fifteen (15) years of police experience and has been with the NCPC for three (3) years.
  • Lt. Klosterman has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
  • Lt. Klosterman is the Commander of the NCPC’s CALEA Accreditation Program and serves as a lead Investigator in the BCI Division.
  • Lt. Klosterman’s prior police commissions were with the Beverly Hills (MO) Police Department and the Maries County (MO) Sheriff’s Department.
  • Lt. Klosterman has received numerous awards and letters of appreciation during his career.
  • Lt. Klosterman is currently a National Registry and State Licensed EMT-B
  • When asked about the concept of the North County Police Cooperative, Lt. Klosterman said “Success comes from taking the initiative and following up, something the NCPC knows well.”