Nebraska State Patrol Receives CALEA Reaccreditation

Nebraska State Patrol Receives CALEA Reaccreditation

December 31, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has awarded the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) its Law Enforcement Accreditation for the sixth time. NSP has been continually accredited by CALEA since 2004.

“This recognition is the result of a thorough review process by CALEA evaluators,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “CALEA accreditation demonstrates not only that NSP’s policies meet the rigorous standards held by CALEA, but also that NSP personnel are living up to those standards in their work across Nebraska.”

NSP received its reaccreditation last month following a process that included a self-assessment of NSP policies and procedures, in-depth comparison of NSP’s operations to CALEA’s internationally-recognized public safety standards, and a complete assessment by CALEA evaluators. During the process, NSP must prove compliance with approximately 500 CALEA standards for law enforcement agencies.

For this year’s CALEA assessment, NSP provided the assessors several avenues to complete their review while maintaining safe health practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. CALEA assessors were unable to travel to conduct an in-person assessment or public hearing, so NSP arranged a virtual tour of NSP facilities, one-on-one interviews with NSP team members, and a telephonic public hearing to gather feedback from the community.

CALEA serves as the international gold standard for public safety agencies. Approximately 10 percent of all law enforcement agencies in the United States hold CALEA accreditation. CALEA accreditation lasts for four years with annual assessments during that time.