The Chesapeake Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
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, March 7, 2017, beginning at 3:30 pm inside City Council Chambers, Chesapeake City Hall, 306 Cedar Road.
Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 382-6557 on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Comments will be taken by the assessment team.
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. A copy of the standards is available at the Chesapeake Police Department Headquarters, 304 Albemarle Drive. Contact Mr. Bob Kolin at 382-8227.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Chesapeake Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to:
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320
Gainesville, VA 20155
Visit www.calea.org for more info.