Monday, July 20, 2015

CSPD hosts accrediting agency conference

Posted By on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Officer Tyler Walker holds down Alexis Acker.
  • Officer Tyler Walker holds down Alexis Acker.
Just in time to read all about some of the internal workings of the Colorado Springs Police Department, a national accreditation agency will hold its summer conference here next week.

As the Independent reported last week, the department has set off explosives and slammed people to the ground in the line of duty.

Here's the release about the upcoming conference:
The Colorado Springs Police Department is hosting the Summer 2015 Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Conference from July 22 to July 25. This conference will bring over 500 law enforcement professionals from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Barbados and Central America to Colorado Springs. The Conference offers opportunities for professional development, networking and business meetings as well as participation in local tours.
This is the 4th time in 12 years that the Colorado Springs Police Department has had the privilege to host the CALEA Conference.
CALEA was created in 1979 through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations: International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs’ Association and Police Executive Research Forum. The CSPD has been accredited since 1991. The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence. The facilitation of this volunteer credentialing process supports the advancement of community accountability and trust between law enforcement agencies and the public they serve.  

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