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Posted on: April 5, 2013

CALEA Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment

PHOENIX, AZ (April 5, 2013) - A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Phoenix on April 15, 2013 to examine all aspects of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) Investigations Division. This examination will include an assessment of the Division’s policies, procedures, management practices and operational services.

This assessment is part of a voluntary process to gain CALEA accreditation, a highly prized recognition of professional excellence in the field of law enforcement. The goal of the assessment is to demonstrate that the MCAO Investigations Division is in compliance with over 400 professional standards established by CALEA. The MCAO Investigations Division was first accredited in 2004 and remains the only law enforcement agency of its kind in the United States to be fully accredited by CALEA. Their accredited status was reaffirmed in 2007 and again in 2010, when the Division was honored as a Flagship Agency by CALEA. Additional information on the accreditation process can be found at www.calea.org

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public session. The session will be held in the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Conference Room, 301 W. Jefferson St. #1010, Phoenix AZ 85003 on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Anyone who cannot attend the public comment session may also call or write to the assessors. The assessors will take phone calls on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The telephone number to call is (602) 506-7118.

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