Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment


Representatives of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Sunday, August 18, 2013 to begin a voluntary, comprehensive reexamination of the Montgomery County Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief J. Thomas Manger announced today.

CALEA assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are Major Paul Baggett from the Polk County, Florida Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Chief Timothy Albin from the Tulsa County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session scheduled for:

Monday, August 19, 2013
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Individuals who would like to provide comments to the assessment team but  cannot attend the public meeting may call 240-773-5999 on Monday, August 19, 2013 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This phone line will be in the assessors’ work area and will permit direct contact with CALEA representatives.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available for review by contacting Mr. David Baker, Accreditation Manager at 240-773-5056.

Anyone wishing to submit written opinions regarding the Montgomery County Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.