Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on Cary PD
- The public is invited to share feedback on the Cary Police Department on July 31 at 6 p.m. in Cary Town Council Chambers.
- The public information session will be hosted by representatives from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) who will conduct an onsite visit as part of its comprehensive reexamination of the police department.
- The Cary Police Department was first accredited in 1992.
Cary, NC – As part of its comprehensive reexamination of the Cary Police Department, representatives of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) are inviting the public to share feedback on the department through July 31. The team will arrive in Cary on July 29 to examine all aspects of the police department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. The onsite assessment is part of a voluntary process that will allow the department to continue its accreditation with the national organization.
“Demonstrating the Cary Police Department’s commitment to meeting CALEA’s high standards for public safety professional excellence is a top priority for us, as is maintaining our community’s trust,” said Chief of Police Toni Dezomits. “We’ve been accredited by the Commission for more than 25 years on more than 400 standards, and we look forward to this year’s review of our department.”
A public information session will be held on July 31 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers of Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. to give agency employees and members of the community an opportunity to share comments with the accreditation team. Citizens who cannot attend the session may share feedback by calling (919) 653-7101 on July 31 from 2-4 p.m. Comments in person or by phone 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 Town of Cary Police Department, 120 Wilkinson Ave.
Written comments will also be accepted by mail postdated by July 31, 2019 to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainsville, VA 20155.
The Town of Cary Police Department was first accredited in 1992. Accreditation is for four years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which they were initially accredited. In addition to being re-accredited, the department has also earned CALEA’s Accreditation with Excellence award. For more information, visit www.townofcary.org and www.calea.org or call (919) 462-3813.
Toni Dezomits, Chief of Police, (919) 460-4922
Kathleen Sanfratello, Police Support Services, (919) 462-3813
Deanna Hawkes, Public Safety Communications, (919) 380-4240