February 04, 2020
Johns Creek Police Department is seeking re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the gold standard for law enforcement professionalism.
Part of the on-site evaluation by a CALEA assessment team includes a public information session Tuesday, Feb.18, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Johns Creek City Hall, 11360 Lakefield Dr., Johns Creek, GA 30097.
Members of the community and JCPD employees unable to make the Feb. 18 meeting are invited to offer comments by phone at 678-474-1584
on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the JCPD's ability to comply with CALEA's standards. Standards are available at the Johns Creek Police Department, located at Johns Creek City Hall. For more information, call Valerie Johnson at 678-474-1575
Written comments about the Johns Creek Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for advanced accreditation should be sent to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155; or be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The assessors are: Chief Mark Palmer of the Coventry Police Department (CT), and Chief Michael Crowell of the Manlius Police Department (NY).
Johns Creek Police Department was first accredited by CALEA in 2010, two years after the department was founded. The agency is undergoing Advanced Accreditation under the 6th Edition Standards Manual.
“Accreditation by CALEA is verification for the public that we are meeting the high expectations and professionalism required of the law enforcement profession” said JCPD Chief Ed Densmore. “We look forward to hearing comments from the public as we go through the process – I am sure the team’s findings will emulate how very proud I am of our department and all our accomplishments, but most importantly our service to this great community.”
CALEA's accreditation program requires law enforcement agencies to comply with more than 460 applicable state-of-the art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.
Established in 1979 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriffs' Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum, CALEA is recognized internationally as the key credentialing authority for law enforcement agencies.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155; or call (703) 352-4225
or email email@example.com