The Deer Park Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain its accredited status. The assessment will verify the agency’s continuing adherence to professional standards.
The accreditation program is administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) and requires the Department comply with professional standards in four general areas: Policy and procedure; Administration; Operations; and Support services.As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments regarding the agency’s compliance with CALEA standards. There will be two opportunities to do so on Tuesday, August 13, 2019:
1) CALEA assessors will be taking comments by phone between the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and can be reached at 281-930-2161. Calls are limited to 10 minutes and must pertain to the agency’s compliance with the standards;2) A public information session will be held in the Deer Park City Council Chambers, 710 E. San Augustine beginning at 5:30 p.m. The session will continue until all of those wishing to address the Assessment Team have had an opportunity to do so.
A copy of the CALEA standards is available by contacting Sergeant Ian Sawtell during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday, at 281-930-2152.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments regarding the Deer Park Police Department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards may do so by mailing them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.
City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 72 hours prior to any meeting. Please contact the City Secretary’s office at 281-478-7248 for further information.