Public Hearing for Kent State Police Department’s Reaccreditation to Be Held July 27
The Kent State University Police Department is scheduled for a virtual assessment as part of a program to achieve international reaccreditation. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the program requires agencies to meet state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.
As a part of the assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information hearing on Monday, July 27, at 1 p.m. The session will be conducted virtually as a Microsoft Teams meeting. The meeting can be accessed by dialing 330-349-5345 and entering conference ID 447 778 350#.
For those unable to participate in the public information session, agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 330-672-1029 on July 28 between 11 a.m. and noon. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.
Telephone comments, as well as participation in the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the commission’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Kent State Police Department. The local contact is Lt. Richard O’Neill, who can be reached at 330-672-3070.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Kent State Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
For more information on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, visit www.calea.org.
The Kent State Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency. It was one of the first nationally accredited law enforcement agencies in Ohio and was the second university police department in the United States to be accredited by CALEA.
The Kent State Police Department is designated as a Meritorious Agency by CALEA for having the distinction of being accredited for more than 15 years.
For more information about the Kent State Police Department, visit www.kent.edu/police.
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