A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), will complete an examination of all aspects of the New Castle County Division of Police’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, during the week of August 3-5.
The purpose of the assessment is to determine if the New Castle County Division of Police meets all applicable standards required by the Commission in order for the New Castle County Division of Police to be accredited. CALEA accreditation is a voluntary process that the New Castle County Division of Police has been pursuing to implement best practices and demonstrates the commitment of the men and women of the New Castle County Division of Police to professional law enforcement in and for our community. The New Castle County Division of Police has maintained their status as an accredited agency since 1988.
As part of the assessment process, agency employees and members of the New Castle community are encouraged to offer comments to the assessment team regarding the division’s candidacy for accreditation. Due to the current pandemic, the assessment team will receive public comment by several means:
A public session will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, August 4th, beginning at 5:30 PM. Persons interested in participating may log into the session through the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88908671411 or use the Meeting ID: 889 0867 1411.
If for some reason an individual cannot participate in the public Zoom session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone, mail or email.
The public may call 302-395-2841 on Tuesday, August 4th, between the hours of 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to offer their comments directly to the CALEA assessors.
Persons wishing to offer written comments may do so by mail or email.
Mail should be addressed to: The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.
Email should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, putting New Castle County PD in the subject line of the email.
For questions regarding the assessment or the accreditation process, please contact Rhonda Burns, the accreditation manager of the New Castle County Division of Police.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write CALEA at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155; or call (703) 352-4225.