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As part of the re-accreditation process, a highly regarded recognition of public safety excellence, the North Carolina Central University Police Chief, Chief Frederick Hammett announces that a team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive in Durham on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The team will examine all aspects of the NCCU Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services in order to verify that the Police Department meets the Commission’s standards.  The assessors will review written materials, conduct interviews and visit offices and other sites where police activity is subject to compliance measures.

The community is invited to attend a public information session on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at 6 p.m. to offer comments and feedback regarding compliance. The session will be held at the Miller-Morgan Building, Room 131, 500 Nelson St., Durham, N.C.  Public parking is available on Cecil Street near Lincoln Street. Individuals who are unable to attend the public information session, but would like to provide comments, may call 919-530-5407 on Tuesday, Oct. 15, between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Comments in person or by phone will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the ability of the Police Department to comply with CALEA Standards. The standards are available to view by contacting the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, Va., 20155, or call 713-352-4225 or www.calea.org.

The NCCU Police Department is required to comply with 162 very specific professional standards in order to achieve and maintain accreditation status. Re-Accreditation is a lengthy and challenging process. Successful completion of the re-accreditation process demonstrates that the NCCU Police Department’s policies, practices, and procedures remain consistent with the highest levels of law enforcement professionalism.

Accreditation is a four-year process, during which time the Police Department is required to maintain electronic files proving compliance. The files will be reviewed remotely each year, with an on-site assessment the fourth year. The NCCU Police Department has proudly been an accredited agency since 2007.

 

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2019
by Director of Marketing and Communications, Quiana M Shepard

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