TROY — A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Aug. 14 to examine all aspects of the Troy Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief Charles C. Phelps has announced.
Verification by the team that the Troy Police Department meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation — a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, he said.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Troy Police Department located at 124 E. Main St., Troy.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call (937) 875-0296 on Aug. 15 between the hours of 1-3 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’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Troy Police Department. Local contact is Captain Joe Long at (937) 339-7525, Ext. 1429.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Troy Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, VA 20155 (703) 352-4225.