Millsboro PD to Undergo Accreditation in April

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On April 11th through 13th, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will be examining all aspects of the Millsboro Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, Millsboro’s Chief of Police, Brian Calloway announced today.

Verification by the team that Millsboro Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said.

As part of the virtual on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at the public information session April 13th , 2022 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The session will be conducted at the Millsboro Town Hall, located at 322 Wilson Highway. 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 (302) 648 – 4597 on April 13th , between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the Millsboro Police Department’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Millsboro Police Department. Local contact is Evan Rogers, (302) 934 – 8174.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Millsboro Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainsville, VA. 20155; or by phone at (703) 352-4225.
The Millsboro Police Department has to comply with 157 standards in order to gain accredited status, Chief Brian Calloway said.

The CALEA Accreditation Manager for the Millsboro Police Department is Sergeant Evan Rogers. He said the assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and visit (virtually) offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed.The assessors are: Mr. Bruce Robertson, assessment team leader, and Ms. Michelle Provencher, assessment team member.

Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full commission, which will then decide if the Millsboro Police Department is to be granted accreditation status, Sgt. Rogers stated.

Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continual compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for regarding the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainsville, VA. 20155; or by phone at (703) 352-4225 or www.@calea.org.


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