CALEA Standards Re-Accreditation
By Jesse Minton
Posted on July 23, 2019, July 23, 2019
On August 12-16, 2019, a team of out-of-state assessors will arrive to verify the Arlington Police Department’s compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) Standards. Verification by the team will again show that Arlington meets the highest standards in law enforcement. These standards must be met in order to maintain the Arlington Police Department’s accredited status.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments regarding the Department’s compliance with CALEA® standards at a public hearing.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. 
Arlington Public Library-George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Resilience Room
100 S. Center St., Arlington, TX 76010

Anyone unable to attend the hearing may reach the members of the assessment team by phone or mail.

By phone:    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
                     1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
                      (817) 575-8529

By mail:       CALEA®
                    13575 Heathcote Boulevard
                    Suite 320
                    Gainesville, Virginia 20155

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public hearing, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA® Law Enforcement and Training Academy standards. Copies of the standards will be available for review by appointment beginning July 29, 2019. Please call (817) 459-5709.

The CALEA® Law Enforcement Accreditation Team arriving in Arlington will include Lead Assessor, Director Robert Stack, Division of Enhanced 911, Lexington, Kentucky; and Officer Brent Grammel, Union Township Police Department, Cincinnati, Ohio. The Training Academy Assessment will be led by Mr. John Kerns of Burlington, North Carolina. 

The Department was accredited by CALEA® in November 1989 for a 5-year period. It was re-accredited for another 5 years in November 1994. The Department began a three-year cycle after being re-accredited in November 1999 and received its most recent re-accreditation award in November 2015. The Arlington Police Training Center was individually accredited in March 2010 and re-accredited in March 2013 and November 2015. The Law Enforcement and Training Center assessments will be combined for the next on-site scheduled for August 12-16, 2019. If re-accredited, the Police Department and Training Center will continue to be on a 4-year cycle for re-assessment, and annual reports will continue to be submitted to CALEA® attesting continued compliance with standards.

For more information, contact the Arlington Police Department or the CALEA® office at the above address.
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