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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2013
Contact: Lisa Kutis, PIO
Goodyear Police Department
Goodyear Police Department Begins CALEA Accreditation Process
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Goodyear Police Department is proud to announce that it will join 5 other Arizona law enforcement agencies in pursuing CALEA Accreditation. CALEA (The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcements’ major executive associations. Its purpose is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards, which was developed by public safety practitioners. Some specific goals of CALEA include:
- Strengthening crime prevention and control capabilities
- Formalizing essential management procedures
- Establishing fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
- Improving service delivery
- Solidifying interagency cooperation and coordination
- Increasing community and staff confidence in the agency
Attaining CALEA accreditation is a demanding process which will take 28-36 months to complete. Upon completion, the Goodyear Police Department will show compliance in over 400 standards of CALEA. Currently, 11 law enforcement agencies in Arizona and only 600 nationwide are accredited by CALEA.
CONTACT: Lisa Kutis 623-882-7663 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to schedule an interview.