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A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) will arrive January 28th, 2019 to examine all aspects of Fort Collins Police Services policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. This team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies.

Verification by the team that Fort Collins Police Services 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.

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 Tuesday, January 29th at 5:30 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Community Room located at the Fort Collins Police Services Headquarters Building, 2221 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins.

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 telephone. The public may call (970) 416-2100 on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. to offer their comments to CALEA assessors. Calls made to this phone number will not be recorded.

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. The standards are available at Fort Collins Police Services and the department contact is Accreditation Manager Tom McLellan. He can be reached at (970) 416-2119.

Persons wishing to offer written comments regarding Fort Collins Police Services ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to mail their comments to: The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.

Accreditation is currently for four years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which they have been accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Field Operations Division at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155; or call (703) 352-4225.