Port Orange Police Department invites public comments for CALEA accreditation.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) and the Port Orange Police Department are encouraging public engagement on their comment portal to ensure compliance with CALEA standards, community engagement, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for the Police Department’s accredited status.
According to a release, the Port Orange Police Department is dedicated to achieving excellence in law enforcement, and to this end, it has been nationally accredited since 2004. As such, the department requests citizens provide feedback on their experiences with officers and Police Department services for the agency to continue providing the best possible services.
CALEA was founded in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the collaborative efforts of law enforcement's executive associations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriffs' Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum. Accreditation represents the principles of community-oriented policing and creates a platform for law enforcement agencies and the public to collaborate in preventing and addressing challenges faced by law enforcement. Additionally, it provides objective proof of an agency's commitment to excellence in leadership, resource management, and service delivery.
The comment portal will be accessible on the city website year-round for all comments, commendations, or concerns. CALEA will oversee the portal and will forward all comments and concerns to the police department to support growth and improvement. Citizens who provide feedback will only receive an acknowledgment of submission from CALEA and should not expect a response. It is essential to note that the portal is not for information concerning current or possible cases, and in case of emergencies, citizens should call 911.
The CALEA portal is accessible through the following link: http://cimrs2.calea.org/165.
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