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Posted on: June 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Frisco Police Communications Division Seeks CALEA Accreditation

An assessor from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.,(CALEA), will arrive June 25, 2017, to examine all aspects of the Frisco Police Department’s Communication Division policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief John W. Bruce announced today. Verification by the assessor that the Communications Division meets the Commission’s state-of-the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain CALEA accreditation—a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. This is the initial assessment for the Communications Division.


As part of this initial on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited tooffer comments to the assessor by phone. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with the CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation Standards. These standards can be reviewed at the Frisco Police Department.


Phone comments will be accepted on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m by calling 972.292.6198.


Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Frisco Police Department Communication Division’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write to the following: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155 or email [email protected].


Amy Williams, Accreditation Manager for the department, stated that the lead assessor for the CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation will be Chief (Ret) Rob Geis from Hilliard, Ohio.


Once the Commission’s assessor completes his review of the agency, he will report to the full Commission, which will then decide to grant or deny accreditation. Accreditation is for four years. Each year, the Communications Division will be assessed to verify compliance with the standards in which it was 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 earlier, call 703.352.4225, or visit the CALEA website at www.calea.org.

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