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Police Accreditation Team invites public comment on Aug. 19

The Round Rock Police Department will soon complete a triennial review required to retain its status as a fully accredited agency, a highly prized distinction the department has maintained since its initial accreditation in 2004. This voluntary process of obtaining accreditation imparts upon the agency a national recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public forum at 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 19 in City Council chambers, located at 221 E. Main Street Round Rock, TX.

Persons wishing to speak who cannot appear at the public forum may provide comments to the assessment team by telephone between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 19, at (512) 218-3215.

Comments offered during the public forum must address the Round Rock Police Department’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. Appearance and telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes.

About accreditation
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive August 18, to examine all aspects of the department’s policies and procedures, management operations and support services. The assessment team comprises of law enforcement practitioners from out-of-state police agencies which characteristically similar to the Round Rock Police Department. The Team Leader, Chief of Police Brian Childress is from Valdosta, Georgia and Captain Richard Lane is from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, Vero Beach, Florida.

The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, visit offices and other facilities where the assessment team can verify the Round Rock Police Department is in constant and continuous compliance with nearly 400 of the Commission’s professional standards. The standards are available to view (by appointment only) by contacting Larry Roberson, the Round Rock Police Department Accreditation Manager, at (512)218-6614 or lroberson@roundrocktexas.gov.

Written comments
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Round Rock Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation may write to the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. at 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

Upon completion of their review, the assessors report to the full Commission, who then decides if the department is to be re-accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-2215 or call (713)352-4225.

Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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