Henrico Police invite public comment for accreditation assessment

Henrico County Division of Police officials are inviting the public to provide input as part of an accreditation assessment of the division that will be conducted next month.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will arrive Nov. 7 to examine all aspects of the division's policy and procedures, management operations and support services.

Verification by the team that the Henrico Division of Police meets the commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Henrico County Training Center, Room No. 2029, located at 7701 East Parham Road.

Anyone who cannot speak at the session but still would like to provide comments to the assessment tam may do so by telephone Nov. 9 between 10 a.m. and noon by calling (804) 501-5306.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards will be available at the Public Safety Building, 7721 East Parham Road. Contact the Accreditation Manager, Lieutenant M. E. Stanton, at (804) 501-5191 for an appointment.

Anyone who wishes to provide written comments about the ability of the Henrico County Police Division to meet the standards are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155-6693

The Henrico Police must comply with applicable standards in order to gain accredited status.

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar out-of-state agencies. The assessors (one from Florida and one from Missouri) will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report back to the full commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted re-accredited status.

Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For details about CALEA, call (703) 352-4225 or visit http://www.calea.org.
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