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CALEA Public Information Session Scheduled

Monday, March 3, 2003


The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires law enforcement agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (337) 236-5865 on Sunday, April 6, 2003 between the hours of 1 P.M. and 5 P.M. The Assessment Team will be taking comments on an unrecorded line.

Agency employees and members of the community are also invited to offer comments at a public information session Monday, April 7, 2003 at 7 P.M. The session will be conducted at the Lafayette Parish Community Training Center located at 111 S. St. Antoine Street.

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 for review at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. For more information contact the Accreditation Office at (337) 236-5864.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 10306 Eaton Place, Suite 320, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-2201.

Doug Daly
Accreditation Manager
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office