7, 2006 - The Knoxville Police Department is scheduled for
an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation
by verifying it meets professional 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 in four basic areas: policy
and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community and
agency employees are invited to offer comments at a public information
session on August 14, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. The session will be conducted
in the auditorium of the Family Justice Center, 400 Harriet Tubman.
The public and agency employees are also invited to offer comments
to the Assessment Team by calling 865-215-7028 between the hours
of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on August 14, 2006.
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 accreditation standards. A copy of the standards
is available at the Accreditation Unit at the Knoxville Police Department.
The local contact is Lt. Virgil Hubbard at 865-215-7522.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Knoxville Police
Department's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation
may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement,
Inc. (CALEA), 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA, 22030-2215.