ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE: CALL VIA PAY-PHONES!

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Barbados on 16th February, 2014 to examine all aspects of the Royal Barbados Police Force’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

Members of the public are invited to offer comments by calling 430-7269 on 17th February 2014 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Members of the assessment team will take these phone calls. {EDITOR’s NOTE: Call period not too extensive, eh? Better safeguard yourself and do it via Pay Phone to prevent repercussions!}

These telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the ability of the Force to comply with CALEA's standards. Local contact for the assessment process is Mr. Oral Williams, Assistant Commissioner of Police, the Force's Accreditation Manager at telephone number 430-7115.

These telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the ability of the Force to comply with CALEA’s standards. Local contact for the assessment process is Mr. Oral Williams, Assistant Commissioner of Police, the Force’s Accreditation Manager at telephone number 430-7115.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the ability of the Royal Barbados Police to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 201559 (703) 352-4225.

The CALEA assessment team comprises of law enforcement practitioners from criminal justice agencies in the United States of America. The assessors will review written materials, interview people, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. There are 482 standards that law enforcement agencies must meet to obtain accredited status. The assessors are as follows:

The members of the assessment team are Chief of Police Charles Walters of the Gwinnett Police Department and Lieutenant Rae Ferguson (Retired) of the Ashville Police Department.

Once the Commission’s Assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will decide if the agency is granted accredited status.

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