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APD Media Release 10/29/12

The Annapolis Police Department is scheduled for its 4th on-site assessment, as part of a continuing program to maintain recognized nationwide law enforcement accreditation standards.

 

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the program requires agencies to meet standards in four basic areas:  policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

 

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees, service recipients and members of the community are invited to offer comments to CALEA on Monday November 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. during the Public Safety Committee meeting in the City Council chambers.

 

Agency employees, service recipients, and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 410-268-9000 on November 19, 2012 between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the assessment team.

 

The assessment team is made of team leader Tom Clark, and team member Sgt. Jacqui Boykin.  Mr. Clark retired after 30 years with the Henrico, Va. Police Dept. and was Chief of the Ashland, Virginia Police Department. Sgt. Boykin is the Accreditation Manager for the Wilson Police Department in Wilson, North Carolina. 

 

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to ten (10) minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with the Commission's standards.  A copy of the standards is available at the Annapolis Police Department, 199 Taylor Av., Annapolis, MD  21401.  For further information or questions, please contact Sgt. Dave Miguez at damiguez@annapolis.gov, or 410-268-9000 extension 7248.

 

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Annapolis Police Department's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to kshepard@calea.org, or:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

 

The Annapolis Police Department was initially awarded accreditation in 2004. Once the assessment is complete the team will make a recommendation to CALEA. An agency’s accreditation is reviewed every three years.