Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive in Morris County on March 25 to examine all aspects of the Morris County Communications Center policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, it was announced today by Director of the Morris County Communications Center Michael Peoples.
Verification by the team that the Morris County Communications Center meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation, a highly regarded recognition of public safety excellence.
The Morris County Communications Center has to comply with 212 standards in order to gain accreditation.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling 973-682-4917 on March 27, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Morris County Communications Center’s ability to comply with standards for accreditation may send them to 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
The CALEA Program Managers for the Morris County Communications Center are Dennis Snyder and Renee Bisson. The Communication Center located at 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany.
The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but-out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and observe emergency communications operations where compliance to applicable standards can be witnessed and verified.
The assessors are: Chief Robin Geis (retired) of the Dublin, Ohio Police Department, and Tom Nesko (retired) of the Snohomish, Washington Police Department.
Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accreditation status. Accreditation is for 4 years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write to the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.