Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cookeville Police Invite Public Comment

Cookeville police chief Robert E. Terry announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), will arrive December 4, 2010 to examine all aspects of the Cookeville Police Department's policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Cookeville Police Department meets the Commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation-a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, he said. 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 December 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. within Cookeville City Hall, located at 45 E. Broad Street in Cookeville, Tennessee. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (931) 520-7863 on December 5, 2010 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.