Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
Contact: Accreditation Office, Will Davis, Director (480) 312-1970
The Scottsdale Police Department is seeking reaccreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA). From July 26th – 29th, a team of assessors from CALEA will examine all aspects of the Scottsdale Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, Police Chief Alan Rodbell announced today.
Verification by the team that the Scottsdale Police Department meets the Commission’s State of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, he said.
The Scottsdale Police Department received accreditation for the first time in November of 1994. The department received reaccreditation in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012. Annual reports have been submitted to CALEA attesting the agency’s continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. The 2015 assessment for reaccreditation will be conducted to show the department’s ongoing commitment to excellence.
As a part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session starting at 4:00 pm and ending at the conclusion of the last speaker on July 27, 2015. The session will be conducted at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (480) 312-1985 on July 27th between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. Spanish translators will be available. A copy of the standards is available at Scottsdale Police Headquarters.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Scottsdale Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation, or wishing to receive more information about the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225.