The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is pursuing reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement and public safety services. During the dates of July 11, 2016, through July 14, 2016, the CHP will receive a visit from a team of CALEA assessors who will evaluate the Department’s law enforcement, training Academy, and communications programs. Accreditation programs administered by CALEA require agencies to comply with standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
As a part of the on-site assessment, members of the public are invited to offer comments by calling (916) 843-4398 on July 11, 2016, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by members of the assessment team. Telephone comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the Department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards.
The public is also invited to participate in a public information session with the CALEA assessors. This event will occur on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at the California State Lottery Headquarters, located at 700 North 10th Street in Sacramento. The public information session provides a venue for members of the public to interact with the assessors, ask questions about the accreditation process, or comment on the Department’s compliance with accreditation standards.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the CHP’s accreditation status may send them to: CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155, or contact CALEA via their website www.calea.org.
A link to an overview of CALEA standards is available on the CHP website at www.chp.ca.gov/calea. The accreditation manager for the CHP is Lieutenant David Dashiell.