Brentwood Police Department Accreditation Assessment – Public Information Session planned

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A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will conduct an on-site assessment of the Brentwood Police Department to determine the Department’s compliance with the standards required for international law enforcement accreditation by CALEA.

The assessors will arrive at the Brentwood Police Department on Monday, November 26, 2018. They will examine all aspects of the Police Department’s policies, procedures, operations and support services to ensure the Brentwood Police Department is in compliance with best practices and standards in those areas.

The CALEA assessors conducting the on-site assessment are Sharon Massey, assistant chief of police in Deer Park, Texas, with over 35 years of experience. Also Pamela Kunz, retired from DeKalb County Police Department in Tucker, Georgia. She worked in various capacities within the DeKalb County PD, where she became commander of the Major Felony Unit. Her final assignment was as the department’s accreditation manager for eight years.

The on-site assessment process also offers members of the community, city employees and Police Department employees the opportunity to make comments at a public information session. This session will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Brentwood City Hall, 2348 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood 63144.

Comments can also be provided by telephone (314-963-6708) on Tuesday, Nov. 27, between 1 and 3 p.m. Public comments should relate to the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A summary of the standards is available from the Brentwood Police Department or from CALEA.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Brentwood Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155-6660 or www.calea.org.

For additional information, please contact Major Jim McIntyre, 314-963-8639.

About CALEA accreditation, from the website: “the program has become the primary method for an agency to voluntarily demonstrate their commitment to excellence in law enforcement. The standards upon which the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is based reflect the current thinking and experience of law enforcement practitioners and researchers. Major law enforcement associations, leading educational and training institutions, governmental agencies, as well as law enforcement executives internationally, acknowledge CALEA’s Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies© and its Accreditation Programs as benchmarks for professional law enforcement agencies.”