Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
DE (November 27, 2017) – A
team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement
Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) arrive on Sunday, December 3, 2017, to examine all
aspects of the Newark Police Department’s policies and procedures, management,
operations, and support services.
by the team that the Newark 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 law enforcement professional excellence,” says
Newark Police Chief Paul M. Tiernan.
of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are
invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, December
5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The session will be conducted at the City of Newark
Municipal Building, city council chamber, located at 220 South Main Street,
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) 453-8741 on Monday, December 4, 2017
between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Comments will be received by the
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 copy of the standards is available at the Newark Police Department
located at 220 South Main Street, Newark, DE. Local contact is Sergeant Gerald
J. Bryda at (302) 366-7100 x3129.
wishing to offer written comments about the Newark Police Department’s ability
to comply with standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on
Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote
Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155.
Newark Police Department must comply with over 484 standards in order to gain
accredited status. The Program Manager from CALEA for the Newark Police Department is Mr. John Gregory. The Assessment Team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and places where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are:
Team Leader: Deputy Chief Jason
Moen, Auburn Maine Police Department
Team Member: Mr. John Tucker, South
Carolina Law Enforcement Division
is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports
attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was
more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement
Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), write to 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville,
VA, 20155; or call (703) 352-4225.