County Sheriff’s Office
North 156th Street
Omaha, NE 68116
Sofie, Accreditation Manager
ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT
Nebraska – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law
Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), will arrive December 1, 2014, to examine
all aspects of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures,
management, operations, and support services, Sheriff
Timothy Dunning announced today.
by the team that the Douglas County Sheriffs Office meets the Commission’s
state-of-the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation
– a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
part of the On-Site assessment, agency employees and members of the community
are invited to offer comments at a Public Information Session Tuesday, December
2nd, at 5:00 p.m. The session
will be conducted in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center
training room at 3601 North 156th Street, Omaha, Nebraska.
for some reason an individual cannot speak at the Public Information Session,
but would still like to provide comments to the Assessment Team, he/she may do
so by telephone. The public may call 402-444-7675
on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, between the hours of 1:00 pm – 3:00
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. The standards are available
at the Douglas County Sheriffs Office. Local contact is Accreditation Manager Rob
Sofie, (402) 444-6664.
wishing to offer written comments about the Douglas County Sheriffs Office’ 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.
Assessment Team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar, but
out-of-state agencies. The assessors
will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit functions and
other places where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors for this review are:
Chief Vincent Line
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, CO
Captain Craig Smith
Sheriff’s Office, ME
the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report
back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be
granted accredited status.
is for three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports
attesting continued compliance with those standards under which they were
more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement
Agencies, Inc., please write the Field Operations Division at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320,Gainesville, Virginia,20155; or call (703) 352-4225.