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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Frederick Police Department Accreditation Public Hearing

On Monday, November 18, 2019 a team of assessors from by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.

Frederick Police Department Accreditation Public Hearing and Public Call-In Session

On Monday, November 18, 2019 a team of assessors from by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., (CALEA®) will arrive in Frederick for an on-site assessment as part of the Frederick Police Department’s reaccreditation process.  The assessors will examine all aspects of the Frederick Police Department, and will focus on areas such as policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services.  Verification by the assessment team that the Frederick Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, the public and agency employees are invited to offer comments regarding the Department’s compliance with CALEA® standards at a public hearing.

Monday November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Municipal Annex Conference Room C
140 W Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Anyone unable to attend the hearing may reach the members of the assessment team by phone or mail.

By phone: Tuesday, November 19
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
301-600-2131

By mail: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.,
13575 Heathcote Blvd.
Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

Due to time constraints, telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public hearing, must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA® Law Enforcement standards.  Copies of the standards will be available for review by appointment beginning November 12, 2019. Please call (301) 600-2136.


Chief Hargis stated We are honored to be an accredited agency with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.  We are excited about our upcoming on-site assessment, which we believe will allow us to demonstrate that the department meets the highest standards in law enforcement and professional excellence.”


The assessors will be Dr. Michael Webb, Retired Deputy Chief of the Abington Police Department and David Wolf Chief of Police of the Olivette Police Department.  Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the department, they will report back to the Commissioners who will then decide if the department will be granted re- accredited status at the CALEA conference in March.  For additional questions, please contact Accreditation Manager Dana Kelly at 301-600-2136.

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