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West Carrollton police under review in re-accreditation process

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 6:28 AM
By: Nick Blizzard - Staff Writer

National law enforcement inspectors will be reviewing the West Carrollton Police Department next week.

The three-day assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. starts Sunday and is part of the police department’s re-accreditation process.

Accreditation by CALEA is widely recognized as one of the high designations law enforcement agencies can earn. West Carrollton first gained accreditation in 1992, according to the city.

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The on-site assessment will include public comments. Agency employees and members of the community can offer comments at a public information session.

That session will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the West Carrollton Civic Center Council Chambers, 300 E. Central Ave. The police department will also offer a “Pizza with Police” event from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the YMCA, 900 S. Alex Road.

If an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone by calling 937- 847-4667 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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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 at the police department, 300 E. Central Ave. West Carrollton, OH or by calling Deputy Chief David Wessling at 937-847-4670.

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