Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the King County Sheriff's Office.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive March 9, 2013, to examine all aspects of the King County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
Verification by the team that the King County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement communications professional excellence.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to call in and offer comments. The public may call and speak with Assessors at 206-205-7518, on Monday, March 11th between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the King County Sheriff’s Office. The local contact person is Accreditation Manager Tara Murker, 206-205-7519.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the King County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation should write to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.