The Maryville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment August 11-14, 2019 as part of a program to achieve reaccreditation by verifying it meets professional standards set forth by CALEA. The assessment team reviewing the Maryville Police Department consists of Deputy Chief Terry Clanton of the Kannapolis Police Department, North Carolina and Lieutenant Jeffrey McDaniel of the Evendale Police Department, Ohio.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community and agency employees are invited to offer comments at a public information session Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM. The session will be conducted at the City of Maryville’s municipal building located at 400 West Broadway Avenue inside the City Council Chamber.
The public and agency employees are also invited to offer comments to the Assessment Team by calling (865) 273-3741 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to ten minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Maryville Police Department. The agency contact is Captain Sharon Moore at (865) 273-3808.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Maryville Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.