The Nash County Sheriff's Office is one of multiple agencies in North Carolina that is CALEA accredited, however we are one of only about 10 Sheriff's Offices' in North Carolina that meet CALEA accreditation requirements. Our agency has been CALEA accredited since April 2022.
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.
The CALEA Accreditation programs provide public safety agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily meet an established set of professional standards, which require:
Comprehensive and uniform written directives that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities
Reports and analyses to make fact-based and informed management decisions.
Preparedness to address natural or man-made critical incidents
Community relationship-building and maintenance
Independent review by subject matter experts
Continuous pursuit of excellence through annual reviews and other assessment measures