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PUBLIC NOTICE about on-site assessment August 3, 2015

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas:  policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community and agency employees are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, August 3rd, 2015, at 5:30 pm. 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.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 303-814-7091, on Monday, August 3rd, 2015, 1:00-3:00 pm. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available for viewing at the Douglas County Sheriffs’ Office, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109. Local contact is Taylor Evans with the Sheriff’s Office, telephone (303) 660-7720.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd Ste 320, Gainsville, Virginia 20155 or email to:  calea@calea.org

Tony G. Spurlock

Douglas County Sheriff