PUBLIC NOTICE

CALEA On-site Assessment & Public Hearing

The Farmington Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment for their reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The CALEA accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedure, administration, operations and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, FPD employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public hearing on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The hearing will be conducted at Farmington City Hall inside council chambers located at 800 Municipal Dr.

Department employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling the assessment team at (505) 599-1095 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Comments made at the hearing or by phone are limited to 10 minutes and must address FPD’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. Individuals may obtain a copy of the standards by contacting FPD’s accreditation manager at (505) 599-1075.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about FPD’s ability to comply with CALEA standards for accreditation may send them to:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

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PRESS RELEASE: Farmington Police Department announces upcoming reaccreditation assessment

Public hearing will offer the community an opportunity to provide comments on FPD’s ability to comply with standards 

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department is proud to announce their upcoming Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies on-site assessment. The assessment will take place June 18 through the 21. During this time, a team of CALEA law enforcement executives will audit records, conduct personnel interviews and evaluate staff performance to verify FPD meets professional standards to maintain accreditation. Participation in CALEA is a voluntary process which requires law enforcement agencies to comply with over 450 state-of-the-art standards covering four basic areas: policy and procedure, administration, operations and support services. Accreditation is a highly-prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The Farmington Police Department first became accredited on July 29, 1995 and has passed each of the reaccreditation assessments on July 29, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and most recent in 2015.

The assessment process includes a public hearing, which will take place on June 20 at 5:00 p.m. at Farmington City Hall inside council chambers located at 800 Municipal Dr. This is an opportunity for the public and FPD employees to offer comments about the department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. The hearing will be broadcast live and video recorded.

Anyone who is unable to attend the public hearing but would like to provide comments to the assessment team may call (505) 599-1095 on Tuesday, June 19 between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Written comments may be submitted to:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155

Comments made at the hearing or by phone are limited to 10 minutes and must address FPD’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. Individuals may obtain a copy of the standards by contacting FPD’s accreditation manager at (505) 599-1075.

For more information about CALEA, please visit their website at calea.org. Requests for information may also be made in writing to CALEA at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155; by calling (703) 352-4225 or by email to calea@calea.org.

On-site assessment public notice

The Farmington Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve law enforcement re-accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedure, 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 on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The session will be conducted in the City Council Chambers, located in City Hall, 800 Municipal Dr., Farmington, N.M.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling the Assessment Team at (505) 599-1095 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

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 Farmington Police Department Administrative Division by contacting Accreditation Manager Christi Asbe at (505) 599-1186.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Farmington Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.