When assessors from a police accreditation agency look next month at the Bellevue Police Department's performance, they will gather public comment.
As part of an on-site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, people who live and work in Bellevue will be invited to offer comments at a meeting Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE. (The specific room number will be posted in the lobby.)
People who cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team may do so by calling 425-452-2566 on Dec. 3, between 1 and 5 p.m.
Assessors from CALEA will arrive Dec. 1 to examine all aspects of the Bellevue Police Department's operations. The department was first accredited in 2004 and is seeking reaccreditation.
The Bellevue Police have volunteered for verification by CALEA that the department's policies, procedures, management, operations and support services meet high standards. Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the Dec. 3 public information session are limited to 10 minutes, and must address the police department's ability to comply with CALEA's standards. Due to copyright issues, a complete copy of the CALEA standards is not available online. A hard copy of the standards is available at the Bellevue Police Department. The local contact person is Public Information Officer Greg Grannis, 425-452-4129.
People wishing to offer written comments about the Bellevue Police Department's ability to meet the standards for accreditation should write to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, 10302 Eaton Pl., Suite 320, Fairfax, VA 22030-2201 or send e-mails to CALEA.
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