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CALEA Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

August 11, 2014
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 August 11, 2014
(202) 224-1677  
   

Washington, D.C. - Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive at the United States Capitol Police (USCP) on August 18, 2014 to evaluate the Department's policies, procedures, operations and administrative management services as it pertains to applicable CALEA standards. The assessment will take place from August 18-21, 2014.

Verification that the Department meets the Commission's law enforcement standards is one of the many ways in which USCP is recognized as a premiere law enforcement agency. The USCP is required to comply with over 350 standards in order to maintain accredited status.

Accreditation Managers for the USCP are Sergeant Jillian Jeffers and Officer Erin Kibala, who work in the Office of Policy and Management Systems (OPOL).

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments via a phone-in session by calling 202-228-3047 on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Comments offered by telephone are limited to ten minutes and must address matters specifically within the purview of the CALEA standards that are applicable to the USCP. A copy of CALEA standards is available upon request from the USCP Public Information Office (202-224-1677). Individuals who wish to offer written comments may write the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

Once the assessors complete their evaluation of the agency, they will report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the Department will be granted continued accreditation status.

"As America's Police Department, the U.S. Capitol Police is a model of excellence for law enforcement agencies and we accomplish our mission with pride and distinction. We look forward to our CALEA assessment to align with our continued commitment to professionalism in the law enforcement field," Chief Kim C. Dine said.

The CALEA assessment team is comprised of law enforcement practitioners from out-of-state agencies, who will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit police facilities where compliance can be observed. Assessors for the 2012-2014 accreditation cycle are Chief Phillip Crowell from Auburn Police Department (Maine) and Inspector Sherry Lang from The Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

For more information regarding the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at the above listed address or call 703-352-4225.

If there are any questions about this activity, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

 

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"To protect the Congress, its legislative processes, Members, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional responsibilities in a safe and open environment."

 

  Prepared by:
  Officer Shennell Antrobus
  Public Information Officer  
  United States Capitol Police  
  shennell.antrobus@uscp.gov  
  (202) 224-1677