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Dothan Police Department: Citizen Input Requested for CALEA Re-Accreditation

City of Dothan Alabama Houston CountyDothan Police Department: Citizen Input Requested for CALEA Re-Accreditation
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As nationally accredited CALEA organization, The Dothan Police Department will be undergoing its first re-accreditation March 22-24, 2015

During this three day process, assessors will review all of the department’s operational areas, and they will interview department employees and community leaders

There are two opportunities for citizen input, positive or negative, regarding our agency and its performance
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THERE ARE TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR CITIZEN INPUT,

POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE,

REGARDING OUR AGENCY AND ITS PERFORMANCE
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For more information, please view the pdf of the CALEA letter from the Dothan Police DepartmentCity of Dothan Police Department Houston County AlabamaThe City of Dothan, Alabama

Gregory J. Benton
Chief of Police

February 23, 2015

Dear Citizen,

The Dothan Police Department is a nationally accredited police agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)

CALEA was established in 1979 and accredited its first law enforcement agency in 1984

CALEA accredited agencies in order to achieve and maintain the coveted status of accreditation must meet and adhere to what are considered best practices in law enforcement

Dothan Police Department is one of a handful of agencies in Alabama that has accomplished the honor of being accredited

The backbone for any police agency desiring accreditation is the development of comprehensive, well thought out written directives

These directives in association with the necessary required reports and analysis’s assist the Chief in managing the agency

Furthermore CALEA accreditation requires a preparedness program to be put in place so the agency is prepared for natural and man-made disasters

Accreditation is focused on improving community relations, accountability, reducing liability risk exposure and moving an agency toward professional excellence
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Accreditation is focused on

IMPROVING COMMUNITY RELATIONS,

ACCOUNTABILITY,

… and MOVING an AGENCY TOWARD PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
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The Dothan Police Department was awarded its initial award in July 2012

CALEA requires that agencies submit an annual report and then every three years an assessment team from CALEA visits the agency to conduct an on-site inspection to confirm the agency is continuing to provide law enforcement services that meet the standards as developed by CALEA

The Dothan Police Department will be undergoing its first re-accreditation March 22-24, 2015

During this three day process assessors will review all of the department’s operational areas as well and interview department employees and community

There are two opportunities for your input, positive or negative, regarding our agency and its performance
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THERE ARE TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR CITIZEN INPUT,

POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE,

REGARDING OUR AGENCY AND ITS PERFORMANCE
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March 23, 2015 a phone line 334-615-3618, has been dedicated and will be answered by a CALEA Assessor to receive any input that you have regarding our agency between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 PM
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March 23, 2015 a PHONE LINE 334-615-3618, HAS BEEN DEDICATED and WILL BE ANSWERED BY a CALEA ASSESSOR to RECEIVE ANY INPUT THAT YOU HAVE REGARDING OUR AGENCY between the HOURS of 2:00 and 4:00 PM
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Later that evening the Assessors will host a meeting in the municipal court room beginning at 5:30 PM to receive any input you may have regarding the Dothan Police Department
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LATER THAT EVENING the ASSESSORS WILL HOST a MEETING in the MUNICIPAL COURT ROOM beginning at 5:30 PM to RECEIVE ANY INPUT YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING the DOTHAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
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I invite you to please express your views of the performance of the Dothan Police Department at these scheduled times

Sincerely,

Gregory J. Benton
Chief of Police
Dothan Police Department

Police Department
210 North Saint Andrews Street
Dothan, Alabama 36303
334-615-3601
Email: dpd@dothan.orgCity of Dothan Police Department Houston County Alabama_________________________________________________
http://www.dothan.org
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CALEA® | The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement

The primary cornerstones that comprise The CALEA Difference and distinguish CALEA from all other forms of public safety accreditation are

professionalism,

stewardship,

integrity,

diversity,

independence,

continuous improvement,

objectivity,

credibility,

consistency,

knowledge,

experience,

accountability

and

collaboration

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http://www.calea.org/
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