Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Salisbury Police Department Accreditation Review

Salisbury Police Department Media Release – Accreditation On-Site – December 05-07,
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)), will arrive December 05, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Salisbury Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Barbara Duncan announced today.
Verification by the team that the Salisbury Police Department meets the Commissions state of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation, which is a highly prized recognition of public safety professionalism excellence, Chief Duncan said.
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 December 06, 2016 at 5:00p.m. The session will be conducted in the Salisbury Fire Department Headquarters, Training Room, 325 Cypress Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (410)548-3173 on December 06, 2016 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Salisbury Police Department. A local agency contact is, Captain Rich Kaiser (410)548-3113 x1157.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Salisbury Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation/recognition are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-2215.
In order to achieve accreditation / recognized status the Salisbury Police Department has to comply with 188 standards. The Salisbury Police Department was the 45th law enforcement agency to be accredited in 1987. Many of CALEA’s goals and standards directly apply to the 'Report on Police' (1972) by the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. Chief Duncan adds "These standards and goals provide direction for law enforcement agencies seeking to improve services to those who they serve each and every day. Accreditation is part of the solution to problems facing law enforcement today”.
The CALEA Program Manager for the Salisbury Police Department is Captain Rich Kaiser. He said the assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out of state agencies. The assessors will review the written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed.
The assessors are: Mr. William Welch from Lewiston, Maine and Sergeant Haley Sequeira from Largo Police Department in Florida.
Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited/recognition status, Program Manager, Captain Rich Kaiser stated.
Accreditation/Recognition is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially 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 (800)368-3757 or (703)352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH BOY, pizza's and beer!!!!

Anonymous said...

Chief Duncan is catering pizza's and beer!!!!

Anonymous said...

Certification doesn't make you a good police department or capable of fighting crime.

Anonymous said...

PIZZA AND HUGS..REALLY..SPD ARE IDIOTS.

Anonymous said...

Absolute nonsense! A waist of time and energy.

Anonymous said...

All this hoopla just so the officers can wear another patch on their sleeve. BFD

the truth hurts said...

Jt
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Anonymous said...

A: your comment wasn't clever enough to post twice.
B: pizza's what? Apostrophe = possession, funny guy.

Anonymous said...

Jt google
Chelsea clintons husbands father edward mezvinsky..... tutut crime runs in the family.

Anonymous said...

chocolate chip pancakes

Anonymous said...

8:18 that's your stupid opinion....go back to A$$BURROW!

Anonymous said...

Did they cover the issue of over 28 officers leaving. All to other police agencies. This is costing tax payers millions in the long run. We can joke all we want to but there is a serious issue at S.P.D. That patch is not worth one cent if the agency is failing in all other aspects of policing.

Sorry folks I think she and Jake both need to go.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they will recommend firing the chief and her WUSSY subordinates!

Anonymous said...

At this point SPD shows what a bunch of B/S accreditation is. The department is on life support but they are concerned about accreditation.

Anonymous said...

We need a militia to counter the gangs roaming our streets attacking citizens.