CALEA Accreditation


The New Castle County Police Department has been accredited since 1988 and participates in the Advanced Law Enforcement Program. The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Program is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by:


·       Maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners covering a wide range of up to date public safety initiatives

·       Establishing and administering an accreditation process

·       Recognizing professional excellence  

CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal


The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) maintains an access portal which allows for comment and feedback with regard to candidate agencies seeking initial accreditation or reaccreditation status. 


The purpose of the CALEA Public Comment Portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.  


Please use this link in order to leave an accreditation related commendation or concern for the  New Castle County Department of Police:

Additional information about CALEA, the accreditation process and standards can be found at: 

CALEA Website

CALEA Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies