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North Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation

NCLEA Program Update

The Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission and the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission announced a pilot program earlier this year with six (6) law enforcement agencies. Four (4) of these agencies were presented to the NCLEA Accreditation Committee in August after completion of the pilot program and are awaiting a final decision on their award. Two (2) agencies are still in pilot and working on demonstrating compliance.

The current Standards Manual is a draft copy, as the final version of the 1st Manual is in the process of being revised with a Working Group. Once that is completed, the Standards Manual will be presented to both Commissions for review and consideration. It is anticipated that will occur at the February 2023 meeting. Once the Standards Manual has been approved, the application process will be opened up for all agencies across the State of North Carolina to pursue NCLEA accreditation.

In the interim, if you have any questions about the program or the process, please contact the NCLEA Program Manager at or (984)365-1926.

NCLEA Standards (DRAFT)

North Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation Committee and Advisory Group Members

Accreditation Committee

Advisory Group 

United States Department of Justice Executive Order 13929

Agencies Certified or In Process (last updated 09.09.2021)

Presidents Order

Instructions for Certification