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Since 2000 the Kannapolis Police Department has been recognized as an accedited law enforcement agency. In order to achieve this national designation the department meets stringent standards. One of the standards includes going through a reaccreditation process every three years.

The department is now applying for reaccreditation. This process includes an on-site assessment to verify the department continues to meet the national accreditation professional standards.

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 a part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 12th. The session will be conducted in the Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall & Police Headquarters, 401 Laureate Way.

If you cannot attend this session you can also offer comments by telephone or in writing.

Telephone comments will be taken on Tuesday, December 12th, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. by calling 704-920-4121. 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. The standards are available for review at the Kannapolis Police Department.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Kannapolis 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 Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

Please contact Lori Parker, Accreditation Manager, at 704-920-4009/lparker@kannapolisnc.gov if you have any questions about submitting comments.