A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on August 6, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Statesville Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
Verification by the team that the Statesville Police Department meets the Commission’s nationally recognized standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation, which is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information hearing on August 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The hearing will be conducted in the training room at the Police Department.
Individuals who cannot speak at the public information hearing but would like to provide comments to the assessment team may do so by telephone. Interested persons may call (704) 832-3854 on August 7, 2017 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and speak to an assessor on a telephone line that is neither recorded nor monitored.
Comments at the public information session and over the phone are limited to ten (10) minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Statesville Police Department. The local contact person is Sgt. Charlie Rambo at (704) 878-3522.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about Statesville Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write:
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)
13575 Heathcote Boulevard Suit 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155
The assessment team for the on-site review consists of a team leader, Mr. John Mason, retired Chief of Police, Heath Police Department, Ohio; and team member Mr. Carter Greene, retired Chief of Police, Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Georgia.
The accreditation process is continuous and once accredited the agency must submit annual reports to CALEA attesting to continued compliance with the standards and conduct a CALEA on-site assessment every four years.
For additional information on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard Suit 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155 or call (703) 352-4225.
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