The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement

The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.

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:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

Data Backup Requirement

CALEA standard 82.1.6 requires that agencies implement, secure, and maintain a data backup and off-site storage system for their law enforcement data. Regular, scheduled backups, advanced security, and system integrity must be enforced by each agency. Additionally, standard 82.1.3 provides that the discarding of law enforcement records be done so in a specific manner and not arbitrarily discarded.

CJIS Solutions meets and exceeds these requirements by maintaining our consistency with the CJIS Security Policy and IACP Guiding Principles on Cloud Computing. We deliver reliable, encrypted, and robust data backup solutions for law enforcement from a simple software solution to full disaster recovery appliances.


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