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Posted on: June 4, 2019

CALEA Public Hearing for Peachtree City Police Department

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF HEARING

CALEA ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS


On Sunday, June 16th, 2019, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Peachtree City for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve Gold Standard Accreditation with Excellence re-accreditation. The assessors will examine all aspects of the Peachtree City Police Department, and will focus on areas such as policies and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Verification is made by this team that the Peachtree City Police Department meets the Commissions’ state-of-the-art standards (6th Edition) as part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation.

As part of the on-site assessment, the public and agency employees are invited to offer comments on the agency’s services and performance at a public information session on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 6:00 PM.  This session will be conducted in the Peachtree City Council Chambers, located at 151 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City, Georgia.  The hearing can be viewed on the City of Peachtree City Livestream, and the Peachtree City Police Facebook Live page.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session, but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone.   The public may call 770-632-4100 on Monday, June 17th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Telephone comments, as well as comments made at the public information session, are limited to five (5) minutes, and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of these standards is available on the department’s website. For further information, contact the Police Department’s Accreditation Manager, Lt. Mark Brown, at (770) 632-4112, or by email at mbrown@peachtree-city.org

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Peachtree City Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation is requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

Chief Moon stated “We are honored to be a part of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. We are excited about our third assessment based on the new Gold Standard accreditation process, which we believe will allow agencies to demonstrate that they are not only meeting the standard by policy, but actual practice. This ensures that the department meets the highest standards in law enforcement and professional excellence.”

The Accreditation Manager for the Peachtree City Police Department is Lt. Mark Brown. He stated that the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview officers, and speak with the public.  The assessors will be Chief Thomas Bennett and Lieutenant Christopher Clayton. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the department, they will report back to the Commissioners who will then decide if the department will be granted re- accredited status.

The Peachtree City Police Department was initially accredited on November 21, 1992 and then re-accredited in November 1997, November 2000, November 2003, November 2006, November 2009, November 2012, and November 2015.  Each year during the accreditation cycle, the department has submitted annual reports attesting to its continued compliance with accreditation standards.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., contact Vince Dauro, Regional Program Manager, 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155 or by phone at (703) 352-4225.

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