31 January 2024- The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) today invited the public to provide comments on its delivery of public safety services, a required component of its accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).
Members of the public can post their comments on the Accreditation Public Comment Portal (calea.org). Comments can be in the form of commendations for good performance, suggestions for improvement, or concerns.
CALEA is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that ensures public safety agencies are abiding by current best practices and continually self-evaluating policies and procedures to maintain compliance with over 450 applicable standards. Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of professional excellence.
CALEA conducts yearly reviews, with on-site inspections as part of the reaccreditation process every four years.
PSP was initially accredited by CALEA on July 31, 1993, becoming the largest internationally accredited law enforcement agency in the world. The department has maintained its accredited status with CALEA for 30 years.
In addition to CALEA accreditation, PSP participates in the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). The program, developed by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police, began in 2002.
Questions regarding PSP’s CALEA accreditation can be directed to Major William McAreavy at 717-783-9772.