CALEA Assessors To Review N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement for National Accreditation


RALEIGH -- A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will be visiting the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch of the State Bureau of Investigation on Tues., Nov. 13, to inspect aspects of the agency’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

The purpose of the assessment is to ensure ALE meets approximately 180 CALEA standards to achieve accredited status.

“By undergoing this voluntary submittal of intense scrutiny and peer review from the commission, ALE will demonstrate to the citizens of North Carolina that their state law enforcement agency is among the finest in the nation, exemplifying professionalism, accountability and transparency,” said Kelton Brown, ALE Branch Head.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the public are invited to offer comments directly to the assessment team during a public information session. The event will be held on Tues., Nov.13, at 4 p.m. at the State Bureau of Investigation auditorium, 3320 Garner Road, Raleigh. Anyone unable to attend the public information session may address the assessors by calling (919) 582-8403 on Tues., Nov. 13, between 2 and 4 p.m. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the ALE Branch’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155, or call (703) 352-4225.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., the public may write the Commission at the above address, call, or visit their website at

For more information on the ALE Branch’s accreditation process, please contact Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Professional Standards Angela Hayes at (919) 662-4500.