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Public Notice: CALEA Re-Accreditation

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November 9, 2020

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)

The Cobb County Police Department is seeking re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the gold standard for law enforcement professionalism.  Part of the evaluation by a CALEA assessment team includes a public information session on Monday, November 9, 2020 starting at 5:30 p.m. via the WebEx video communication platform. If you would like to attend and make comments please register in advance at: https://cobbcounty.webex.com. If you are unable to participate by computer, you will also be able to join by phone.  The phone number is 415-655-0003.  The event number is 172 903 5707.  The password is 2020.

Members of the community and CCPD employees unable to make the November 9th session are invited to offer comments by calling 770-499-4123 on Tuesday November 10, 2020 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.  Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the CCPD’s ability to comply with CALEA's standards. Standards are available at the Cobb County Police Department, located at 140 North Marietta Parkway. For more information, call Officer William Wise at 770-499-3874.  Written comments about the Cobb County Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for advanced accreditation should be sent to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155; or emailed to [email protected].

The Cobb County Police Department was first accredited by CALEA in 2005. The agency is undergoing Advanced Accreditation under the 6th Edition Standards Manual.  The assessors this year are: Captain Craig Smith of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in Maine and Captain Teresa Biffle of the Greensboro Police Department in North Carolina.  CALEA's accreditation program requires law enforcement agencies to comply with 459 applicable state-of-the art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.  Established in 1979 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriffs' Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum, CALEA is recognized internationally as the key credentialing authority for law enforcement agencies.  For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email [email protected]