Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
November 25, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510
Henderson, Nev. – As part of our continual law enforcement accreditation process, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive next week to examine all aspects of the Henderson Police Department’s policy and procedures, operations, management, and support services.
As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community and agency employees are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday December 2, at 6 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Henderson City Council Chambers located at 240 S. Water St., Henderson, NV 89015.
“A thorough review by the CALEA assessment team and verification that the Henderson Police Department continues to meet the Commission’s high standards is part of the voluntary process to maintain accreditation – a highly respected recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said.
If an individual is unable to speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (702) 267-4897 on Monday, December 2, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the Department’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available for review at the Office of Professional Standards, Henderson Police Department, 223 Lead St., Henderson, NV 89015. Local contact is the Accreditation Manager, Rick Workman, (702) 267-4780.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Henderson Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
In March 2002, the Henderson Police Department joined an elite number of law enforcement agencies – 589 in the U.S., and 17 agencies in other countries – to become accredited through CALEA. Reaccreditation assessments are required every three years.
The first accreditation by CALEA was granted in 1984. Major law enforcement associations, leading educational and training institutions, government agencies, as well as law enforcement executives internationally, acknowledge CALEA’s Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies and its Accreditation Program as benchmarks for today’s law enforcement agencies.
The Henderson Police Department’s review will be conducted by two assessors. Lead Assessor retired Police Chief Daniel Boring, served 36 years in law enforcement. He held positions as Police Chief for Vienna and Culpeper Virginia Police Departments prior to his retirement. Assessor Jacqueline Daumont is a Superintendent of Operations for Alberta [Canada] Justice and Solicitor General. She has served her current law enforcement agency for the past 24 years.
Chief Boring and Superintendent Daumont will conduct the highest level of law enforcement agency assessment available, known as the Gold Standard Assessment (GSA). The GSA was implemented by CALEA in 2011, and is conducted on only a portion of accredited agencies. This voluntary, and much more detailed and difficult, assessment format focuses primarily on processes and outcomes through interviews and observations, in addition to the traditional review process. The accreditation program consists of 481 different standards.
After the CALEA assessors complete their review, they will report back to the full commission. The commission will conduct a hearing in March 2014 to determine if the Henderson Police Department has earned reaccreditation status.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please refer to calea.org or write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225.
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