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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Public comments sought on Clarksville Police

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site reaccreditation assessment during the week of March 23 to verify that the department meets the state-of–the-art professional standards.

The assessment is part of a voluntary program administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA).  The accreditation program requires agencies to comply in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at City Council Chambers, 106 Public Square.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (931) 614-5702 from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.  Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at 135 Commerce Street in the Chief of Police’s Office.  Local contact is Sgt. Charles Gill at (931) 648-0656 ext. 5232.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Clarksville Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.

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