Accreditation Team Seeks Public Comment on JCPD

Public information session is Monday, April 22.

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 Monday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the courtroom of the Johns Creek Police/Municipal Court complex, 11445 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek 30097. 

Members of the community and JCPD employees unable to make the April 22 meeting are invited to offer comments by phone at 678-474-1545 on Sunday, April 21, between 3 p.m. and 5 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. A copy of the standards is available at the Johns Creek Police/Municipal Court complex or by visiting www.calea.org/content/law-enforcement-program-standards. For more information, call Cheri Akselsen 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 calea@calea.org.

The assessors are Director Richard White of the Portage, Mich., Police Department, and Capt. Craig Smith of the Cumberland, Maine, Sheriff’s Office. 

The Johns Creek Police Department was first accredited by CALEA in 2010, two years after the department was founded – the shortest timeframe for approval since CALEA was founded in 1979.

“Accreditation by CALEA can assure the public that their police department is being run well and that they can expect high standards of professionalism,” said JCPD Chief Ed Densmore. “We look forward to hearing comments from the public as we go through the process.”

CALEA's accreditation program requires law enforcement agencies to comply with 280 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 www@calea.org.


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