Public invited to Milford Police’s re-accreditation

Chief Jamey Mills announces that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive April 2, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Milford Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

The team leader is Deputy Chief Zandral Washington, University of Alabama at Birmingham Police Department, Birmingham, Alabama assisted by Mr. Gary Wigman from McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Woodstock, Ill.

“Verification by the team that Milford continues to meet the Commission’s standards is part of this voluntary process to gain re-accreditation. Accreditation is recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer public comments at a public information session Tuesday April 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

This session will be conducted in the City of Milford Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call (513)248-5732 on Monday, April 3, 2018 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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. A copy of the standards is available at the Milford Police Department. Contact is Patricia Banks, Accreditation Manager Phone: 248-5084.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Milford Police Department’s ability to meet standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

“The Milford Police Department must comply with 187 applicable standards in order to gain accredited status,” Chief Mills said. “Accreditation provides guidelines for establishing policy and procedures for a police department which will help in giving the agency direction” according to the chief.