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UPPD Accreditation Public Session
December 5, 2006, Volume 53, No. 14

Penn’s Police Department (UPPD) is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. in the UPPD Headquarters Building at 4040 Chestnut Street.

Employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by telephone, (215) 573-6674 on Tuesday, December 12, between 1 and 5 p.m. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session 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 UPPD Headquarters. The local contact is Sergeant Gary Heller, Accreditation Manager, at (215) 573-5681.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about UPPD concerning standards for accreditation may send them to CALEA, 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-2215.

Almanac - December 5, 2006, Volume 53, No. 14