On November 5, 2016, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc. (CALEA) recognized Ball State University Police Department for its fourth accreditation.

Ball State is one of two Indiana internationally accredited campus law enforcement agencies.

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 internationally, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives, establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence.

Specifically, CALEA’s goals are to:

  • strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
  • formalize essential management procedures
  • establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
  • improve service delivery
  • solidify inter agency cooperation and coordination
  • increase community and staff confidence in the agency

Anyone wishing to provide comments regarding our agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status, may provide comments to CALEA through the following Public Comment Portal:


These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.