On August 18, 2014, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive to examine the Chandler Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. This examination is part of the voluntary process police agencies must undergo to become accredited by CALEA®. The Chandler Police Department achieved accreditation for the first time in November of 1996 and was reaccredited in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011. Since that time, the department has submitted annual reports attesting to its continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. The 2014 assessment for reaccreditation will be conducted to show the department’s ongoing commitment to excellence.

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies throughout the nation. They will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other sites where compliance with commission standards can be observed. Once the CALEA® assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be reaccredited at a conference in November.

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, August 19, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Chandler Police Department’s Main Station Community Room, located at 250 East Chicago Street.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (480) 782-4107 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 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. A copy of the standards is available at the front desk of the Police Department’s Main Station.

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

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®)

13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320

Gainesville, VA   20155

The Accreditation Manager for the Chandler Police Department is Beth Medrano, (480) 782-4116. For further information about the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write to the above address, or call (703) 352-4225.