Post by Chattanooga Police on Mar 21, 2007 13:08:16 GMT -5
According to Lon Eilders, Chattanooga Police Department’s Accreditation Manager, on Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Greensboro, North Carolina the Chattanooga Police Department was awarded national accreditation for the third time by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, (CALEA) Inc.
The accreditation program is a voluntary project which currently involves more than seven hundred police agencies in the United States , Canada , Mexico , and Barbados . Participant agencies work to meet a series of 446 nationally established best practices for law enforcement.
The process requires periodic reviews of all department policy and procedures, reviews and analysis of critical issues, an on-site visit by CALEA assessors and a hearing before a panel of commissioners.
Deputy Chief Mark Rawlston, appearing on behalf of Chief of Police Freeman Cooper, and accreditation staff members underwent questioning by CALEA commissioners at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro on Saturday morning.
The final award of reaccreditation took place at a banquet Saturday evening which was hosted by the Greensboro Police Department. The reaccreditation of the Chattanooga Police Department is for a period of three years.
--- Sgt. Kim Noorbergen Chattanooga Police Department Police Information Officer