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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

July 23, 2007 - The Knoxville Police Department Law Enforcement Training Academy is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

CALEA AccreditationAdministered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires academies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in these areas: policy and procedures, administration, instructional systems and program development, student welfare, and training support.

As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community and police department employees are invited to offer comments to the Assessment Team by calling 865-215-1312 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on August 20, 2007.

Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the academy's ability to comply with accreditation standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Accreditation Unit at the Knoxville Police Department, 800 Howard Baker, Jr. Avenue, or the Training Academy, 220 Carrick Street. The local contact is Lt. Virgil Hubbard at 865-215-7522.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Knoxville Police Department Law Enforcement Training Academy's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA, 22030-2215.


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