Team set to examine, evaluate GCPD

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is set to arrive on Aug. 3 to examine all aspects of the Goose Creek Police Departmentís policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

The GCPD announced the visit in a news release.

Verification by the team that the GCPD meets the Commissionís state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. The session will be conducted in the City of Goose Creek Municipal Court at Goose Creek Municipal Center, 519 North Goose Creek Boulevard.

If an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he or she may do so by telephone.

The public may call (843) 863-5224 on Aug. 5 between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agencyís ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Goose Creek Police Department. Local contact is Captain John Grainger (843) 863-5200, ext. 2308.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Goose Creek Police Departmentís ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

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; call (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225; or email calea@calea.org.

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