November 16, 2016, Canton, MI – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Monday, November 28, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Canton Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
The assessors are tasked with reviewing and gathering information to be taken back to the Commission, who will then determine if the Canton Police Department has meet the Commission’s high standards necessary to be awarded the highly-prized recognition of reaccreditation for their delivery of law enforcement excellence. Canton Police Department was awarded its original recognition in 2007, and has maintained reaccreditation every three years since then.
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 Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 7 p.m. The session will be held in the Township Board Meeting Room of the Canton Administration Building, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, in Canton.
If an individual cannot attend the public information session but would like to provide a comment to the assessment team, he/she may do so by calling the assessors on the same day, between the hours of 10 a.m. – noon, at 734/394-5409.
All comments in person or by phone are limited to 10 minutes, and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the CALEA standards can be obtained from Canton Police Department’s CALEA Program Manager, Lt. Craig Wilsher at 734/394-5420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Canton Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for reaccreditation may send them to: CALEA, 13575 Heathcoat Blvd., Suite 320, Gainsville, Virginia, 20155.
The team of assessors assigned to Canton are experienced law enforcement practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. In addition to accepting public comments, the assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and visit on- and off-site offices and locations where compliance can be witnessed.
This year’s assessors are: Assistant Chief Eric Kerns, Burlington, NC Police Department (team leader) and Officer Brent Grammel, Union Township, OH Police Department.
For more information regarding the Commission on Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., please visit www.calea.org.