Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment

The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the process for accreditation to show that the Department meets the professional standards.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Sunday, March 25, 2018, to examine all aspects of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department's policy and procedure, administration, operations and suppo1t services. The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in these four basic areas. 

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM. The session will be conducted in the Commissioners Chambers in the Lobby of City Hall at 701 North 7 Street, Kansas City, KS 66101.

Agency employees and the community are also invited to share their comments by phone with the assessment team. A phone in session will be conducted on Monday, March 26, 2018, between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Agency employees and the community may contact the assessors by calling (913) 573-6001. 

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information sessions are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Kansas Qty, Kansas Police Department Headquarters, 700 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101. 

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.