Police Accreditation team seeks public comment - Town of Middletown, Delaware

Police Accreditation team seeks public comment

Date: April 28, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

     A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive April 27 in Middletown to examine all aspects of the Middletown Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Middletown Police Department’s Chief Henry Tobin announced this week. Verification by the team that MPD meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said. As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on April 28 at 6 p.m. The session will be conducted in the community room at MPD, located at 130 Hampden Road, Middletown.

     If someone 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 302-376-9960 on April 28, between the hours of 2 to 4 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 Middletown Police Department.

     Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Middletown Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.