CBI Earns CALEA Accreditation

09/08/2017—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earned its second accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) at the organization's summer conference held in Rhode Island.

Preparation for the CALEA assessment of CBI practices, policies and procedures took place for three years leading up to a comprehensive site visit to CBI offices by CALEA assessors in March 2017, culminating with the presentation of the accreditation designation at the CALEA conference on July 29, 2017.

"Achieving the CBI’s second accreditation is an extraordinary accomplishment, and it signifies that the Bureau is among an elite group of law enforcement agencies that have earned this important designation," said CBI Director Mike Rankin. "The CBI is dedicated to maintaining best practices in law enforcement, and the CALEA accreditation process helps to ensure the CBI achieves this goal."

CALEA is a nonprofit organization that accredits law enforcement agencies internationally. Standards are developed to help law enforcement agencies achieve the following: increase agency capabilities to prevent and control crime, enhance agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services, improve cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement agencies and other components of the criminal justice system, increase citizen and staff confidence in the goals, objectives, policies and practices of the agency.

The CBI earned its first CALEA accreditation in July 2014. 

CALEA participation is voluntary.