CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal

Published on March 01, 2023

CALEA, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint effort of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). CALEA accreditation serves to strengthen an agency’s accountability, to both the agency itself and the community, by using a series of standards to clearly define authority, performance and responsibilities. Each standard is updated regularly and reflects the best practices for law enforcement agencies.

The Lincoln Police Department first became CALEA accredited in 1989. We were one of the first agencies in the country, and the first in Nebraska, to achieve this standard and have maintained this certification ever since.

In 2023, a new standard was created requiring each agency to post on its public website a portal to allow for public comment. The portal allows community members to provide feedback and comments to CALEA regarding the Lincoln Police Department’s performance and quality of service.

The portal can now be found on the Lincoln Police Department public homepage.


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