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caleaThe Albany Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment to achieve national accreditation by verifying compliance with established professional law enforcement 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 which demonstrate professional excellence within a comprehensive range of operational and administrative responsibilities. 

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 2:00pm.  The public information session will be held in the City of Albany Library Community Room, 2450 14th Avenue SE, Albany, OR 97322. 

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 541-791-0333 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 between the hours of 1:00pm and 3:00pm.  Comments will be taken by the assessment team. This is a non-recorded, un-monitored line, if you get a busy signal, please call back.  

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 Standards.  The CALEA standards manual is available to review upon request by contacting Accreditation Manager, Merab Smith, who can be reached at 541-791-0229.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Albany Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to: 

Chief John Bruce
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement
13575 Heathcoat Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 22030-2215 
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