HARRISBURG, Pa., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing effort to ensure that it provides the highest level of police service to the public, the Pennsylvania State Police is seeking reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA).
The commission will be conducting an on-site reassessment to determine whether the Pennsylvania State Police remains in compliance with CALEA standards regarding operations, policies and procedures, administration and support services. As part of the reaccreditation process, a toll-free telephone line has been established and a public hearing session will be conducted for the general public as well as state police personnel to provide comments on state police services.
Individuals can call 1-888-760-7673 on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. to speak with members of the commission's on-site reassessment team. Comments are limited to ten minutes and must address the state police's ability to comply with commission standards. The public hearing session will be held in the library of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, 175 East Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.
Written comments on state police services can be mailed to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.
Persons with questions regarding the accreditation program can contact Regina M. O'Hara, state police accreditation manager, at 717-772-4893, or CALEA at 703-352-4225.
CALEA is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization created in 1979 through the joint efforts of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs' Association and Police Executive Research Forum . Its accreditation programs are designed to improve the delivery of public safety services and recognize professional excellence. The Pennsylvania State Police received initial accreditation in 1993 and has been re-accredited six times since.
More information about CALEA is available at www.calea.org.
For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.
MEDIA CONTACT: Cpl. Adam Reed, 717-783-5556
SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police