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Our Mission Statement

The California Police Accreditation Coalition (CALPAC) recognizes and supports the concept of accreditation for law enforcement agencies as a means to enhance the quality of law enforcement, communications, training academy, and campus security services delivered within the State of California, and the communities of member agencies.  To this end, CALPAC provides an informational network for member agencies seeking or maintaining any program established by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).  This network will foster communication, cooperation, sharing of resources and facilitate training and other means of support.  CALPAC will provide a means for member agencies to speak as a group to CALEA or to other entities on matters of mutual concern.

An overview of California Police Accreditation Coalition

We promote public safety accreditation as a method to increase the level of professionalism among law enforcement and public safety agencies throughout the United States and specifically, California. We recognize and support the concept of accreditation for law enforcement agencies as a means to enhance the quality of the services we provide to the public.

We shall fairly represent and act as a unified voice for all CALPAC member agencies that are in any accreditation process with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), or any other duly recognized public safety accrediting body.

We shall conduct comprehensive mock on-site inspections, provide focused in-service training, provide experienced mentors to assist new agencies, and act as a network for member agencies that encourages communication, mutual cooperation, support, and the sharing of valuable resources.

We are dedicated to providing its members with professional leadership in meeting organizational objectives regarding national accreditation and/or state certification. 

To strive to ensure that all of our members are always served in a professional, ethical and equitable manner.