Genoa police getting CALEA assessment

By Lenny C. Lepola -

The Genoa Township Police Department is a CALEA-accredited police department.

CALEA is the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

The purpose of CALEA’s accreditation programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, that covers a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.

Genoa Township is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards administered by CALEA.

The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

A national assessment team will arrive in Genoa Township on June 27. As part of the on-site CALEA assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. The session will be conducted in the township administration building conference room.

Comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the township police’s ability to comply with applicable standards. Written comments should be sent to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

Agency employees and members of the public are also invited to offer comments to the assessment team by calling 614-568-2062 on Monday, June 27, between 3 and 5 p.m. Comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards.

For more information, contact township Deputy Chief Dan Rannebarger at 614-568-2060.

The township administration building is at 5111 S. Old 3C Highway, Westerville.

By Lenny C. Lepola

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093