A team of national assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Nov. 4 to examine the Sugar Land Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. The site visit is part of a re-accreditation assessment that occurs every three years.
SLPD was first accredited by CALEA in March 2001, one of the highest law enforcement recognitions.
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 Nov. 5, at 6 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North. Comments may also be provided by phone at (281) 275-2909 on Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m.
All comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address SLPD’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. Contact Sgt. Yolanda Davis, Accreditation Manager, at (281) 275-2615 for a copy of the standards.
Written comments should be sent to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Va., 20155.
The assessment team will include law enforcement professionals from out-of-state agencies that are similar in size to Sugar Land. The assessors will review written materials, conduct interviews and conduct site visits.
Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
For more information on the CALEA, call (703) 352-4225.