A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on Saturday April 6, 2013 to examine all aspects of the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Police Chief Tim Anderson announced today.
Verification by the team that the East Bay Regional Park District 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 April 8, 2013 at 5:00PM. The session will be conducted in the East Bay Regional Park District Trudeau Center located at 11500 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, California.
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 (510) 690-6517 on Monday April 8, 2013 between the hours of 1:00PM and 3:00PM.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information sessions are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department Headquarters, 17930 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley, California. Local contact is Lt. Lance Brede (510) 690-6501.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department’s ability to meet the standard for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are Chief Philip Baca from Commerce City Police Department, Commerce City Colorado and Mr. Thomas Nesko from the University of Washington Police Department, Kirkland Washington.
Once the CALEA 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. Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or call (703)352-4225, or email email@example.com.
Contact: Lt. Lance Brede, Accreditation Manager, (510) 690-6501