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.