Chattanooga Police Department Gets New 3-Year Accreditation

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Chattanooga Police Department has received notice of a new three-year accreditation.

Sylvester Daughtrey Jr., executive director of CALEA, said in a letter to Police Chief Bobby Dodd, "On behalf of the comissioners and staff of CALEA, we commend you and your agency for demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence in policy and practice. It is a privilege to award your agency CALEA accreditation, which is accomplished through a highly regarded and broadly recognized body of professional standards. This award represents the culmination of self­ evaluation, concluded by a review from independent assessors and CALEA's Commissioners.

"CALEA accreditation also represents accetance of an ongoing obligation to continue the quest for professional excellence by working toward compliance wit a app lca e stan ards and any future standards promulgated by CALEA that may be applicable to your agency.

"The CALEA accreditation award is for three years and the agency is required to maintain continuous compliance during the award period. The chief executive officer will receive a formal award letter within the next ten business days documenting your award date and any other requirements associated with the accreditation award. Additionally, with an active CALEA accreditation award you may proudly display CALEA corporate or program indices, which may be acquired through CALEA. These indices are the marks of professional excellence and your agency has earned this distinguished honor through compliance with CALEA standards.

"Again, congratulations and thank you for supporting professional public safety through CALEA  accreditation."


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