Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Invites Citizens to Public Meeting on Accreditation

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the upcoming Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) public safety communications and law enforcement re-accreditation on-site assessment. The accreditation program requires our agency to comply with state-of-the-art standards to promote superior public safety services and recognize professional excellence.

Verification by the assessment team that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Regional Dispatch Center meets the CALEA Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation and is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement and public safety communication professional excellence throughout the world.

On July 28-31, 2019, a team of executives from CALEA are scheduled to conduct a site-based assessment to verify that our agency meets these professional standards. As part of the assessment, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend an invitation to members of the community, client agencies and agency employees to attend a public hearing on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm to offer comments on our agency’s ability to comply with the standards. The session will be conducted in the Community Room of the Highlands Ranch Sheriff’s Office Substation located at 9250 Zotos Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, you may call the CALEA® assessors on the unrecorded line of (303) 814-7118 on Monday, July 29, 2019, between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. You may also offer written comments to:

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. 13575 Heathcote Blvd Ste 320 Gainsville, Virginia 20155

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement/public safety communication practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status. Accredited status is granted for four years during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

Sheriff Tony G. Spurlock and the staff of Douglas County Sheriff’s Office welcome your participation in our effort to continue to be an internationally accredited law enforcement and public safety communication center.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155, or e-mail to: calea@calea.org.