The Frederick County Sheriff's office shared a link!
Apparently, the office is up for re-accreditation next month and they are inviting public comments!
A news release was also published.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are
invited to offer comments at a public information session scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2013 at
7:00 P.M. in the Frederick County Law Enforcement Center’s first floor conference room located at
110 Airport Drive East, Frederick, Maryland. If for some reason an individual can’t speak at the
public information session but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may
do so by telephone. The public may call 301-600-4071 on Monday, June 17, 2013 between the
hours of 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
- CALEA Accreditation requires an agency to develop a comprehensive, well thought out, uniform set ofwritten directives. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.
- CALEA Accreditation standards provide the necessary reports and analyses a CEO needs to make fact-based, informed management decisions.
- CALEA Accreditation requires a preparedness program be put in place—so an agency is ready to address natural or man-made unusual occurrences.
- CALEA Accreditation is a means for developing or improving upon an agency’s relationship with the community.
- CALEA Accreditation strengthens an agency’s accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.
- Being CALEA Accredited can limit an agency’s liability and risk exposure because it demonstrates that internationally recognized standards for law enforcement have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside CALEA-trained assessors.
- CALEA Accreditation facilitates an agency’s pursuit of professional excellence.
Should FCSO be rated "Excellent" ?? In order to qualify, certain standards have to be met.
There's a whole section on "Use of Force."
Read all of the requirements for yourself and let your opinion be heard!