Dubuque Police Department Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
Corporal Steve Eastvedt
(563) 589-7889, Seastved@cityofdubuque.org
March 9, 2020 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., will arrive Monday, March 23, to examine all aspects of the Dubuque Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. Verification by the team assures the Dubuque Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art, best practices standards as part of a voluntary process to gain advanced law enforcement re-accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
The Dubuque Police Department was originally accredited on July 31, 1993, and received Meritorious Accreditation Awards in 2010, 2013, and 2016.This is the agency’s eighth re-accreditation site-based assessment. Additionally, the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) conducted four annual online Compliance Services Monitor assessments during 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 during which the Department was found to be in compliance of all standards reviewed by the Compliance Service Monitors.
The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar, out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, conduct interviews, and visit offices and other places to asses compliance. The assessors are: Team Leader, Chief Wayne McCoy (Retired) formerly of the Blue Springs, Missouri Police Department and Edward Goodman, who is the Accreditation Manager for the Buckeye, Arizona Police Department. The assessors will report the findings to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted re-accredited status. The Dubuque Police Department must comply with 484 standards to retain advanced accredited status. Re-accreditation status, if granted, will be for a period of four years.
The public and agency employees are invited to offer comments on the agency’s services and performance at a public information session on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:40 p.m. The session will be held in the Aigler auditorium on the 3rd floor of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St. All comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards.
Comments can also be made via telephone by calling (563) 587-3820 on Tuesday, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Telephone comments are also limited to 10 minutes.
Persons wishing to offer written comments can do so by mailing their comments to the below listed address.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, contact: CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155, by phone at (703) 352-4225, or visit www.calea.org.
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