The public is invited to offer comments about the Lafayette Police Department during an information session scheduled Wednesday as part of the agency’s reaccreditation process.
A two-person team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will hear the comments at the 1 p.m. session at the Lafayette Consolidated Government Council auditorium, 705 W. University Ave.
Those who wish to offer comments but cannot attend the session may do so by phone from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at (337) 291-8664.
All comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the Lafayette Police Department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards, a copy of which is available at the department’s headquarters, 900 E. University Ave.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments may do so by writing CALEA at 103 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA, 22030-2215.
Sheriff Howard Niemeier, of Bracken County, Kentucky, and retired Lt. H. Ted LeMay, of the Avon Police Department in Connecticut, arrived in Lafayette on Monday to begin the reaccreditation evaluation.
Niemeier and LeMay will examine all aspects of the Lafayette Police Department’s policies and procedures, management practices, operations and support service to evaluate whether they meet CALEA’s standards, said Cpl. Paul Mouton, Lafayette Police Department spokesman.