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Tallahassee Police Department to Undergo National Assessment of Their Operations

Tallahassee Police Department
Posted at 6:22 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 14:51:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department has announced that they will be undergoing an assessment that will examine all aspects of their department to include policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

Chief Michael DeLeo announced Friday that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) have been scheduled to arrive Oct. 30 to see if the agency will be re-accredited.

Once the CALEA assessors complete their review of the department, they will make a recommendation to the full CALEA Commission, who will then decide if the Tallahassee Police Department is to be granted re-accreditation status.

If granted, the re-accreditation will last for four years, continuing the status of accreditation that the department said its had since 1986. 

As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments at the Tallahassee Police Department on Nov. 1 at 7:15 p.m.

If for some reason you cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, officials said that you can call in at (850) 891-4727 on Oct. 31 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Tallahassee Police Department's ability to meet the standards for accreditation may send them here.