Public input wanted on Alpharetta police review

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The city of Alpharetta’s Department of Public Safety will soon host a team of law enforcement professionals from around the country to assess all aspects of the department’s police operations and management.

Members of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. are making the four-day visit in March as part of a periodic process to determine if the department meets the commission’s standards to renew its national accreditation.

As part of the on-site assessment, a public information and comment session will be held on Monday, March 27 beginning at 5 p.m. at Alpharetta City Hall in the multi-purpose room. During this session, Alpharetta residents and other interested individuals will be encouraged to share their thoughts and opinions on public safety issues and the service provided by Alpharetta’s public safety professionals.

Those who cannot attend the session but would like to provide comment may do so via telephone on Tuesday, March 28 between 2-4 p.m. by calling 678-297-6334.

Written comments may also be submitted to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 22030-2215.

Individual telephone comments as well as those provided at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s 480 standards of operations.

Copies of the standards are available at the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety or by visiting www.calea.org.

The CALEA assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. Once they complete their review of the agency, the assessors will report back to the full commission, who will then decide if the agency is to be granted re-accredited status.


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