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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Representatives of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Monday, August 1, 2016 to begin a voluntary, comprehensive reexamination of the Montgomery County Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief J. Thomas Manger announced today.

CALEA assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are Sheriff Howard Niemeier from the Bracken County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office and Lieutenant Constance White from the Licking County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session scheduled for:

Monday, August 1, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Public Safety Headquarters

100 Edison Park Drive

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Individuals who would like to provide comments to the assessment team but cannot attend the public information session may call 240-773-5999 on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This phone line will be in the assessors’ work area and will permit direct contact with CALEA representatives.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available for review by contacting Mr. Don Pike, Accreditation Manager at 240-773-5056.

Anyone wishing to submit written opinions regarding the Montgomery County Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.


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Release ID: 16-173
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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