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The Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance (CRLEAA) supports the concept of accreditation for law enforcement agencies as a means to enhance the quality of law enforcement services within our service area.  CRLEAA is a non-profit organization to provide an alliance for member agencies that will encourage communication, training, mutual cooperation, and sharing of resources.

We have over 50 member agencies representing Municipal, County, State, College, and University Police Departments, Sheriff's Offices, Training Academies, and Emergency Communications Centers in Maryland, Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, Eastern West Virginia, and Delaware, and

Each accredited agency has one Accreditation Manager who is a sworn or civilian employee.  Some of the bigger agencies have Accreditation Teams, lead by the Accreditation Manager, who work together to achieve and maintain accredited status with the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

Please visit the membership page for more information on how to become a CRLEAA Member.


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.

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