Police Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Public comment on Oct. 5 part of Duke Police applying for national accreditation status

The Duke University Police Department is scheduled for a CALEA on-site assessment October 3-5, 2015, as part of a program to achieve national accreditation status. A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Saturday, October 3, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Duke University Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday ,October 5, at 11:30 a.m. in the Training Room at Duke University Police Department, 402 Oregon St.  If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by calling (919) 613-3241 on Sunday, October 4, between 1 p.m. and 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 standards. Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Duke University Police Department’s ability to meet the standards to accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

The CALEA assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, out-of-state agencies.  The assessors are Assistant Chief William Buckbee from Kent State University Police Department and Deputy Chief Michael Rein from Rutgers University Division of Public Safety, Police Department.

For questions concerning the CALEA standards, contact Monica Black, Accreditation Manager, at (919) 684-3350.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please call (703) 352-4225 or visit www.calea.org.