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Date: November 1, 2016

For More Information Contact:
Captain Joy Citta, Management Services, 402.441.7239
Julie Righter Dove, Communications Coordinator, 401.441.7252

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

The Lincoln Police Department and the Lincoln Emergency Communications Center are proud to announce participation in a program to achieve law enforcement and public safety communications re-accreditation. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (C.A.L.E.A.), the accreditation program requires law enforcement agencies to comply with standards in four basic areas: policy and procedure, administration, operations and support services. Public Safety Communications Centers are required to comply with standards in six basic areas: organization, direction & supervision, human resources, recruitment-selection-promotion, training, operations and critical incidents-special operations.

A team of assessors from C.A.L.E.A. are scheduled to arrive November 13, 2016 to conduct an on-site assessment and verify that the Lincoln Police Department and Lincoln Emergency Communications Center meet professional standards.

As an element of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session November 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The session will be conducted in the City Council Chambers at the City County Building, 555 S.10th Street; Lincoln, Nebraska.

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 or she may do so by telephone. The public may call 402.441.7661 on November 14, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 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 viewable copy of the standards is available at the Lincoln Police Department.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Lincoln 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 Blvd., Suite 320; Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

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