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Posted on: January 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Blue Springs Police Department Accreditation Team to Hold Public Hearing

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Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will conduct a public hearing online on March 7th, 2022, at 04:00 p.m. at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, Journagan Room, Blue Springs, MO for the re-accreditation of the Blue Springs Police Department.  Public comments will be taken as part of the Blue Springs Police Department’s process to gain national accreditation. Deputy Chief Daniel Mills of the Portage Michigan Department of Public Safety and (Ret.) Accreditation Manager Pamela Kunz of the Dekalb County Georgia Police Department will conduct the on-site assessment. 

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.  The assessors will review documentation, interview individuals, and visit areas where compliance with CALEA standards can be observed.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessors by calling (816) 220-4544 on March 8th, 2022, from 1-3 p.m.  Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards.  Copies of the standards are available for review at the Blue Springs Police Department at 1100 SW Smith Street, Blue Springs, MO.  You may also Contact Accreditation Manager Teri Horton-Sandlin at (816) 622-4295.  

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Blue Springs Missouri Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville, VA 20155. 

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