Public Comment Invited On UConn Police Department
(Released: December 6, 2002)
By Karen Grava, Office of University Communications
STORRS, Conn. -- A team of assessors from CALEA (Commission on
Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.) will arrive Dec.
14, to examine all aspects of the University of Connecticut Police
Department's policies and procedures, management, operations
and support services, Chief Robert S. Hudd announced today.
Verification by the assessment team that the University of
Connecticut Police Department has met the commission's
state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain
international re-accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law
enforcement professional excellence, he said. The University of
Connecticut received initial accreditation in March 2000.
As part of the on-site assessment for re-accreditation, agency
employees and members of the community are invited to offer
comments at a public information session on Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., in
the Lewis B. Rome Ballroom in South Campus.
Individuals unable to attend the public information session may
provide comments by telephone on Dec. 15, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
by calling 860-486-5138 or 5197. Telephone comments will also be
received by assessment team members.
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 upon request at the Police Department.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the University
of Connecticut Police Department's ability to meet the CALEA
standards for re-accreditation are requested to write to the
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.
(CALEA), 10306 Eaton Place, Suite 320, Fairfax, VA 22030-2201 or
call 703-352-4225 or 1-800-368-3757.
The assessment team is comprised of law enforcement
practitioners from throughout the United States. The assessors
review written materials, interview employees and observe
operations. Upon completion of the assessors' review, a written
report is submitted to the CALEA Commission. The CALEA
Commissioners will review the assessors' report and determine
if the agency is to be awarded re-accreditation status, Chief Hudd
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