August 5, 2021 – The Lynchburg Police Department is scheduled for a virtual on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session to be held on August 9, 2021, at 5 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Lynchburg City Council Chamber at 900 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA.
Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (434) 455-6148 on August 10, 2021, between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team. telephone comments and appearances at the public information session are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.
A copy of the Law Enforcement and Training Academy standards is available at the Lynchburg Police Department, 905 Court Street, Lynchburg, VA. Contact Accreditation Manager Det. Rebecca Barr at (434) 455-6146 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to view the standards prior to the public hearing.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Lynchburg Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), Box 424064 Washington, DC 20042-4064 or email email@example.com.