CALEA - Academy
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) established the Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Program in 2002 in response to requests from training academies. The purpose of this program is to promote superior public safety training and to recognize professional excellence. The standards upon which the Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Program is based reflect the current thinking and experience of training academy practitioners and accreditation experts.
Representatives of International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training, (IADLEST), the leading organization of training managers and executives, which serves as the national forum of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) agencies, participated in the development of the Second Edition of Standards for Public Safety Training Academies, to include 160 standards organized into nine chapters or topic areas.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) was accredited initially in July 2012. Agencies are reviewed every three years for compliance to the standards.
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