Millsboro Police Department: Accreditation assessment team invites public comment

MILLSBORO – The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. on April 13 will examine all aspects of the Millsboro Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services,” Chief John Murphy announced today.

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Verification that the 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 law enforcement professional excellence, Millsboro Police Chief John Murphy said.

As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments. The assessment team can be reached from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 at 245-8194.

Telephone comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards.

A copy of the standards is available at the Millsboro Police Department for review.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Millsboro Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for recognition are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 320 Gainesville, VA 20155.

“The Millsboro Police Department has to comply with 189 Standards in order to achieve accredited status,” Chief Murphy said.

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Millsboro Police Department is Lt. Brain Calloway.

According to Lt. Calloway, the assessment team is comprised of law enforcement practitioners from similar but out-of-state agencies. Assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and visit officers and other places where compliance can be witnessed.

The assessors are retired Chief Randy Nichols of the Greenville Police Department, N.C. and Chief Thomas Kulhawik of the Norwalk Police Department in Norwalk Conn.  “Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status,” Lt Calloway said.

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