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About us

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation Network is a non-profit organization that represents the accreditation interests for North Carolina law enforcement agencies, communication agencies, and training academies. We focus on providing a collaborative resource for North Carolina agencies involved in accreditation through the NC Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (NCLEA) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

NCLEAN was formed in 1989 through the combined efforts of several law enforcement agencies in North Carolina that were nationally accredited or in the process of becoming accredited through CALEA. These departments met and agreed upon the need for a state network to assist each other in the accreditation process.


NCLEAN recognizes and supports the concept of accreditation for law enforcement agencies as a means to enhance the quality of law enforcement services.


NCLEAN Officers

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Megan Styron
Goldsboro Police Department
Erin Carden

First Vice President
Knightdale Police Department
Hannah Silberman

Second Vice President
Asheville Police Department

Jim Vest

UNC Wilmington Police Department

Ricky Buchanan

North Carolina Division of
Motor Vehicle License & Theft Bureau

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