The Slidell Police Department is seeking public input on how well it is complying with national accreditation standards. It is inviting residents and employees to offer comments at a public information session at 6:30 p.m. June 21 in the Slidell City Council chambers.
The department was first accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. in 1995 under then-Chief Ben Morris, spokesman Sgt. Daniel Seuzeneau said.
The public comment session is part of an on-site assessment for reaccreditation, which is done every three years. An assessment team reviews four basic areas for compliance: police and procedure, administration, operations and support services.
People also can comment by phone from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at (985) 646-6125. The comments will be taken by the assessment team.
Comments can be no longer than 10 minutes and must address the Police Department’s ability to meet the commission’s standards, which are available at the department’s Professional Standards Office.
Written comments can be sent to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.
Slidell is one of four municipal police departments in Louisiana that are nationally accredited. The others are in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and West Monroe. Four sheriff’s offices are accredited.
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