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Immediate Release                                                    Phone #:  863-834-6949

 

 

ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT LAKELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

 (Lakeland, FL):  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive July 13, 2016, to examine all aspects of Lakeland Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Larry Giddens announced today.  The Lakeland Police Department has to comply with approximately 87 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available through the Lakeland Police Department Public Information Officer at 863-834-6949.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Lakeland Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302, or email to info@flaccreditation.org.

The Accreditation Program Manager for Lakeland Police Department is Caroline Renew.  She said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.  The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.  The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Sgt. Nicole Minick of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.  Other team members are Lt. Rick Mohaupt of the Punta Gorda Police Department and Lt. Mike Sheelar of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. 

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status.  Lakeland Police Department’s accreditation is for 3 years.  Verification by the team that the Lakeland Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Chief Larry Giddens said.


Public Notice

LAKELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Lakeland Police Department is scheduled for an onsite assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 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.

As part of the onsite assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The session will be conducted in the City of Lakeland Commission Chambers, located at 228 S. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Fl.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency ability to comply with CALEA standards. The local contact is Accreditation Manager Caroline Renew (863) 834-8907.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Lakeland Police Department’s ability to comply with standards for accreditation may send them to:


Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)

135 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320

Gainesville, Virginia 20155


The Lakeland Police Department Communications Center Invites Public Comment on Accreditation Efforts

The Lakeland Police Department Communications Center is scheduled for an onsite assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets industry standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in seven areas inherent to public safety communications industry: (1) Organization, (2) Direction and Supervision, (3) Human Resources, (4) Recruitment, Selection and Promotion, (5) Training, (6) Operations and (7) Critical incidents, Special Operations and Homeland Security.

As part of the onsite assessment, communications employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments during a telephone session, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from 2:00 p.m., to 4:00 p.m.  Members of the community are encouraged to phone-in and offer comments to the Assessment Team.  Telephone comments will be limited to 10-minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Public Safety Communications standards.  Phone numbers for public comments are: (863)701-6887 and (863)701-6894.  The local contact is Bill LePere, Communications Manager, (863)834-8911.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Lakeland Police Department Communications Center’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to: 

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155



ON SITE ASSESSMENT TEAM

Lakeland Police Department
Lakeland, FL
July 14 – 16, 2014

Mr. Bill LePere, Communications Manager
863-834-8911
mailto: bill.lepere@lakelandgov.net


ASSESSORS


Ms. Jo-Anne Munroe TEAM POSITION: L

2003 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

mailto:  joanne.munroe@alexandriava.gov

Jo-Anne began her career in public safety in 1977 as a dispatcher and retired from Onondaga County Department of Emergency Communications Syracuse, NY as the Deputy Commissioner in March of 2010. She served as her departments CALEA Accreditation Manager for 8 years and has been a CALEA assessor since 1999. She also has served as the Chair of APCO's Institute ADCOMM, served on several workgroups to update APCO's Basic Telecommunicator, Fire Dispatcher and Supervisors course. She received APCO's Presidential Award for her work on the Fire Dispatcher course and received a Certificate of Appreciation from CALEA for her work on the 2nd Edition Standards for Communications. Currently she is an instructor with APCO teaching the APCO/CALEA Communications Accreditation Managers course. She has a BS and Master's from Jacksonville State University in Emergency Management. Currently Jo-Anne is employed as the Director of the Department of Emergency Communications in Alexandria, VA.


Ms. Mary Strickland TEAM POSITION: M
Cobb County 911 Emergency Communications

140 North Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA  30060

mailto:  kathy.strickland@cobbcounty.org

Kathy Strickland became a member of the Cobb County Emergency Communications Center in 1998. During that time she has worked in the center as a dispatcher and Training Officer. She was promoted to Public Safety Services Coordinator in 2005 and further serves as the Accreditation Manager. In addition of being a CALEA assessor and state of Georgia assessor, she is the Vice President for the Public Safety Communications Accreditation Support Network (PSCASN), a member of the Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition, and a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO). Kathy currently holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Georgia College University.