(July 10, 2017)-  A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), will arrive on Sunday, August 13, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Cape Coral Police Department, and 9-1-1 Communications Center’s policies, procedures, management, and operations, Chief David Newlan announced today. 

Verification by the team that the Police Department has maintained the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to comply with accreditations best practices, and demonstrate commitment to professional excellence. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees, and members of the community are invited to offer comments during a call-in session. Anyone wishing to offer comments to the Assessment Team can call: 

239-573-3092 Law Enforcement
239-242-3345 Communications
On Monday, August 14, 2017
Between the hours of 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Telephone comments are limited to ten (10) minutes and must address the Police Department’s and/or the Communications Center’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. Standards can be viewed at Police Department headquarters, at 1100 Cultural Park Blvd. Contacts are: Corporal Jen Silko, and Corporal Morgan Mills. 

A Public Hearing will take place at:
The Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33904
On
Monday, August 14, 2017
Beginning at 5:00 PM

Comments at the Public Hearing will also be limited to ten (10) minutes. Standards relating to Law Enforcement Accreditation can be viewed at Police Department headquarters, at 1100 Cultural Park Blvd. Contacts are: Corporal Jen Silko, and Corporal Morgan Mills.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Police Department and/or Communications Center’s ability to meet standards for accreditation is requested to write to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suites 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155. Inquiries regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., can be forwarded to the Commission at the same address. Information about CALEA can be obtained at the CALEA website: www.calea.org; or by calling 1-703-352-4225.

The Police Department had to demonstrate continued compliance with 574 standards combined (Law Enforcement and Communications) to maintain accredited status. The Police Department is thoroughly committed to constant and consistent service improvements to citizens and visitors. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, and Public Safety Communications Accreditation programs, standards, systems, and processes, offers a unique opportunity to obtain the professional perspective from external assessors with proven management experience and track records in Law Enforcement, and Public Safety Communications practice. The Commission’s perspective is an important part of the Department’s continuous improvement process.  

The assessors are: Chief Vincent DeMaio, from Clinton Police Department, Major John Clifton from Johns Creek Police Department, and Ms. Zeta Fail from College Station Police Department; and are professional law enforcement and public safety communications practitioners.  Assessors review written materials, interview individuals, review practices, and visit areas where compliance can be witnessed. After a comprehensive review of accreditation standards, assessors report back to the CALEA Commission; who decides whether full re-accredited status is granted to the Police Department, and Communications Center. Once granted, re-accredited status is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341