Cobb's E911 Emergency Dept. Attains Accreditation for the 7th Time
Cobb County E911 Director Melissa Alterio is proud to announce that the Cobb County E911 Emergency Department has successfully attained accreditation for the seventh time from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the Gold Standard in Public Safety. Cobb County E911 was initially accredited in July 2002, with reassessments now occurring every four years. Only approximately one percent of over 8,500 communications agencies nationwide can claim the recognition of being a CALEA accredited communications agency.
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, this year’s Commission hearing was conducted virtually on July 15, 2021. The Commission voted unanimously to award reaccreditation to the Cobb County E911 Emergency Department. By again attaining accreditation status, Cobb County E911 has continued to meet compliance with over 200 standards that CALEA has established to promote fair and professional services in the areas of policy, procedures, management, and operations.
CALEA is an independent nationally accrediting authority formed in 1979 by four major law enforcement membership associations: the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the National Sheriff's Association (NSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). For more information, please visit www.calea.org.