Sheriff David A Weaver is proud to announce the upcoming CALEA Public Safety Communications accreditation on-site assessment. This program is a joint effort of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO). The program was developed in 1999. The goal of this accreditation program is to promote superior public safety communications services and recognize professional excellence.
Verification by the assessment team that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dispatch Center meets the C.A.L.E.A. Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain Communication accreditation, and is a highly prized recognition of public safety communication professional excellence throughout the world.
On August 4 – 7, 2013, a team of executives from C.A.L.E.A. is scheduled to conduct an on-site assessment to verify that our agency meets these professional standards. 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 three years during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was re-accredited.
As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community, client agencies and agency employees are invited to offer comments by calling the CALEA® assessors on the unrecorded line of (303) 663-7750 on Monday, August 5, 2013, between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
A copy of the standards is available for viewing at the Douglas County Sheriffs’ Office, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO80109. Local contact is Deputy Cocha Heyden with the Sheriff’s Office, telephone (303) 660-7586.
If you are unable to call in, but would like to provide comments, you may also offer those to:
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. 13575 Heathcote Blvd Ste 320 Gainsville, Virginia20155
Sheriff David A Weaver and the staff of the Douglas County Regional Dispatch Center welcome your participation in our effort to become an internationally accredited 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 call (800) 368-3757 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.