Public hearing to be held for TPD reaccreditation - Tucson News Now

Public hearing to be held for TPD reaccreditation

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson community is invited to a public hearing this weekend as part of an assessment of the Tucson Police Department.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will examine TPD's policies, procedures, management, and listen to public comment as part of an examination for TPD's voluntary process to gain reaccreditation, a well-regarded recognition of public safety professional excellence.

Agency personnel and the public can offer comments at the public hearing on August 5, starting at 5 p.m. at Tucson Police Department Headquarters at 270 S. Stone Avenue.

The accreditation period covers a three-year time frame.

TPD was first accredited by CALEA in 2001, and has been reaccredited in 2004, 2007 and 2010. The department has had to submit annual reports to prove its consistent compliance with those standards.

The public can view copies of the standards, available at TPD Headquarters from July 29 to August 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Comments at the hearing or by telephone are limited to five minutes, according to Sgt. Maria Hawke with the Tucson Police Department. To reach an assessor by phone, call (520) 837-7905 on August 5 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Those who want to submit written comments about the department's ability to meet the standards may do so to the following address:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)

Attn: Program Manager Stephen Mitchell

13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320

Gainesville, VA 20155

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • FINAL: No. 14 Arizona beats Stanford in a thriller 73-71

    FINAL: No. 14 Arizona beats Stanford in a thriller 73-71

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:29 AM EST2018-01-21 08:29:35 GMT

    No. 14 Arizona rallied from 11 points down in the second half to beat the Cardinal and take sole possession of 1st place in the Pac-12.

    No. 14 Arizona rallied from 11 points down in the second half to beat the Cardinal and take sole possession of 1st place in the Pac-12.

  • Gate closed at Saguaro National Park East

    Gate closed at Saguaro National Park East

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-01-21 05:44:35 GMT
    A sign greeted visitors to Saguaro National Park East (Source: Tucson News Now).A sign greeted visitors to Saguaro National Park East (Source: Tucson News Now).

    It’s an unusual site at Saguaro national Park East. There are several cars lined up along Freeman Street and the entrance gate to the park is closed and locked. All due to the government shutdown. The park is allowing visitors to hike or ride a bike on the trails.

    It’s an unusual site at Saguaro national Park East. There are several cars lined up along Freeman Street and the entrance gate to the park is closed and locked. All due to the government shutdown.

  • UPDATE: Power restored, intersections reopened on Tucson's west side

    UPDATE: Power restored, intersections reopened on Tucson's west side

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-01-21 02:29:24 GMT
    Source: TEPSource: TEP

    More than 2,600 Tucson Electric Power customers have their power back on Saturday evening. The majority of the customers had it returned before 5:00 p.m., with roughly 250 others seeing the restoration before 7:00 p.m.

    More than 2,600 Tucson Electric Power customers have their power back on Saturday evening. The majority of the customers had it returned before 5:00 p.m., with roughly 250 others seeing the restoration before 7:00 p.m.

Powered by Frankly