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Police comment session set for Monday

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Media Contact: Kristin Sullivan, Office:817-272-5364, Cell:817-706-9811,

ARLINGTON - Members of the public and the University community are invited to comment on The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department's compliance with the highest professional standards during a 6 p.m. session Monday, Dec. 14, at the Wetsel Service Center, Room 200, 1225 W. Mitchell Blvd.

The hearing is part of an on-site assessment that will be conducted Monday by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., or CALEA. The commission requires agencies to comply with state-of the art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

The assessment team also will accept comments by telephone at 817-272-8601 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday or at 817-272-8600 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Appearances at the public information session and telephone comments 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 UT Arlington Police Department, 700 S. Davis St. Contact Assistant Police Chief Rick Gomez at 817-272-2285 or Accreditation Manager Melissa Mais at 817-272-2847 to view the document.

Written comments may be submitted to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc., 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Va., 22030-2215.


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