State Police Seek Public Comments On Accreditation

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The Connecticut State Police is asking the public to offer comments about the department as part of its accreditation process. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The Connecticut State Police is seeking the public’s input into its policies, procedures and other matters as part of its tri-annual accreditation, the department announced Tuesday.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will examine all aspects of the department, including management, operations and support services.

The state police department, which must comply with 414 standards under the commission’s rules, has received accreditation every three years since 1988.

Commission on Accreditation personnel will listen to public comments about the department, which people can offer via telephone Dec. 10 from noon until 2 p.m. All calls must be less than 10 minutes and address the department’s “ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.” The number to call in comments is 877-310-3630. A copy of the standards is available at the state Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, 1111 Country Club Road, Middletown.

“The Connecticut State Police values the voluntary process required to gain accreditation,” State Police Col. Danny Stebbins said in a statement. “This team of assessors will verify that our agency meets the commission’s high standards and that we once again maintain accreditation status, in recognition of public safety professional excellence.”

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