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Public Comments Sought for Dover Police Department On-Site Assessment (CALEA)


The Dover Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve national accreditation by verifying it meets a set of established professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

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, November 28, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The session will be conducted in the James L Hutchison, Sr Public Assembly Room located at the Dover Police Department, 400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (302) 736-7122 x- 7166 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Dover Police Department located at 400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE. The local contact is the Accreditation Manager, Mr. Rob Scott, at (302) 736-7150.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Dover Police Department’s ability to comply with standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA. 20155; or by phone at (703) 352-4225.