A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will conduct an assessment of Los Alamos Police Department from Nov. 8-10 . CALEA Assessors will examine all aspects of the Los Alamos Police Department including policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Due to the on-going COVID- 19 pandemic the site-based assessment will be conducted virtually.
Verification by the team that LAPD meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—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 at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. The session will be conducted virtually via Zoom at the following link:
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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 (505) 662-8225 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8.
Telephone comments as well as virtual appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the LAPD’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
LAPD has to comply with 459 standards in order to gain accredited status, Sgt. Roberts said. “This process allows us to be evaluated by an outside entity, ensuring we are providing the best service possible and in the correct way”.
Chief Dino Sgambellone said. “I am looking forward to a successful assessor inspection by CALEA and am confident we will be successful.”
Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports, and participate in annual remote web-based assessments attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. According to Sgt. Roberts, LAPD has passed all four annual inspections with 100% compliance.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email email@example.com.