FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 11, 2021
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FRISCO, TX – On June 21, 2021, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), will begin to examine all aspects of the Frisco Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief David A. Shilson announced today.
The assessment team will determine whether the Frisco Police Department meets the Commission’s nationally recognized law enforcement and communications standards. Accreditation is a voluntary process in an effort to gain reaccreditation—a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The Frisco Police Department has been law enforcement accredited since August 2008 and communications accredited since November 2017.
As part of this remote and virtual assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. The session will be conducted via a Microsoft Teams terminal set up in the Executive Conference Room on the 1st floor of Frisco City Hall, located at 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard. If for some reason an individual cannot attend the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, comments may be made by telephone at 972.292.6164 on Monday, June 21 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 Law Enforcement and Communications Standards. A copy of the standards is available to view at the Frisco Police Department. Local contact is Accreditation Manager, Amy Williams at 972.292.6108.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Frisco Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write to the following: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., (CALEA), Box 424064, Washington, DC 20042-4064 or email [email protected]
The assessment team is composed of public safety professionals from similar but out-of-state agencies. The law enforcement team leader is Chief Bradford Conner, who retired from Bowling Green, Ohio Police Department, currently serving with the Toledo Hospital Police Department, and Deputy Chief Michael Szos with Buffalo Grove, Illinois Police Department. The communications team leader is Captain Brad Fraser with Shelby, North Carolina Police Department.
Accreditation is for four years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports and participate in annual remote, web-based assessments to show continued compliance with the standards under which they were initially accredited.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., you may contact the Commission in writing at the address provided herein, call 703.352.4225, or email [email protected]