Monday, June 5, 2017

Calea Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 5th, 2017 11:31 AM
Clark County Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins announces that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Sunday, June 11th, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Clark County Sheriff's Office policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. Verification by the team that the Clark County Sheriff's Office meets the Commission's state of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation for a 31st consecutive year -- a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.

As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 430pm in the County Council Hearing Room 6th Floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. Vancouver, WA. 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 360 397-2417 on Monday, June 12th, 2017 between the hours of 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

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. A copy of the standards is available for viewing at the Sheriff's Office.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Clark County Sheriff's Office ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to:

Att: Major Michael O'Brien
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement
13575 Heathcoat Boulevard Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 22030-2215 or e-mail

The Clark County Sheriff's Office will show compliance with 386 applicable standards in order to maintain accredited status. Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with these standards under which it was initially accredited. For more information regarding CALEA, please write the Commission or call (703) 352-4225 or
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