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Law enforcement accreditation team invites public comment

From Snellville, Georgia

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will conduct an onsite assessment of the Gwinnett County Police Department to examine the department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services in order to earn accreditation.


As part of the onsite assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comment at a public information session Monday, August 19 at 6:00pm. The session will be conducted in Conference Room C at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Conference Room C is located on the second floor on the west side of the building.


Residents may also provide comments by telephone at 770.513.5220 on Monday, August 19 between 2:00pm and 4:00pm or by mail to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155. In-person and telephone comments are limited to five minutes. Comments must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards.


The Gwinnett County Police Department has to comply with approximately 481 standards in order to gain accredited status. The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written material, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. Once CALEA assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.

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