Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:05 AM
Published on: Thursday, April 04, 2013
By Donna Broadway
CHEVY CHASE- The Chevy Chase Police Department is up for its tri-annual evaluation to determine if the department will keep its nationally accredited status.
From April 7-10, two non-local police chiefs will evaluate the Chevy Chase Village Police Department to verify that it continues to meet hundreds of professional standards.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Village Hall.
Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (240) 876-1493 on April 8 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Calls will be answered by the visiting assessors.
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 24 hours a day at the Chevy Chase Village Police Department. For additional information about this process call (301) 654-7300 and speak with Chief John Fitzgerald or Public Safety Coordinator Jacqueline Parker during normal business hours, or Sergeant Adventino Dasilva during the evening hours.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Chevy Chase Village Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155 or www.calea.org.