A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive in early April to examine all aspects of the Wheat Ridge Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief of Police Dan Brennan announced on March 5, 2014.
Verification by the team that the Wheat Ridge Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Wheat Ridge Municipal Building, located at 7500 W. 29th Avenue in the City Council Chambers. In addition, residents can enter comments via phone or written comment as well.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (303) 235-2970 on Sunday April 6, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agencies ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Wheat Ridge Police Department.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Wheat Ridge Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation/recognition are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainsville, Virginia, 20155.
For more information, see the press release or contact Public Information Officer John Romero, 303-235-2930 or jromerociwheatridgecous (jromerociwheatridgecous?subject=Accreditation) .
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