Lethbridge Police Service to undergo CALEA assessment for re-accreditation

In early December a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will conduct a comprehensive audit of the Lethbridge Police Service’s policies and practices. As part of this process members of the public are encouraged to provide comments to the accreditation team.

CALEA accreditation affirms the Police Service meets or exceeds 484 standards that are seen as the highest in policing. Over 900 agencies across North America, including eight in Canada, are CALEA accredited.

LPS received its first accreditation in 1999 and has been re-accredited five times since. The Police Service acknowledges the need to be publicly accountable and accreditation enables the organization to consistently measure its actions against a set of internationally recognized standards and best practices.

Citizens are encouraged to provide comments:

In Person:  A public information session will be held Dec. 5, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Culver Room at City Hall. 

By Phone:  Call 403-330-330-5082 on Dec. 5, 2016, between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

By Mail: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.; 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320; Gainesville, VA; 20155

By Email: calea@calea.org

For more information about CALEA visit www.calea.org