Sacto 9-1-1
November 4, 2013
Rocklin residents invited to comment on police services

Rocklin residents will have an opportunity to offer comment on the city's police services when a law enforcement accreditation team visits next month.

Beginning Dec. 1, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will examine all aspects of the Rocklin Police Department's policies, procedures, management, operations, investigations and support services, according to a department news release.

The department was first accredited in March 2008 and received reaccreditation in March 2011.

As part of the on-site assessment, Police Department personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling (916) 625-5469 between 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 1. Comments will be taken by the assessment team. Employees and the public also are invited to comment during a public information session at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Rocklin Police Department's Community Room, 4080 Rocklin Road.

Comments made during the call-in session and at the public hearing will be limited to 10 minutes and must pertain to the agency's ability to comply with the accreditation commission's standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Police Department. Individuals may call Capt. Lon Milka, accreditation manager, at (916) 625-5445 or Lt. Forrest Richardson at (916) 625-5420.

Written comments may be sent to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc. , 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite, 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155.

The assessment team is made up of law enforcement practitioners from similar, out-of-state agencies. Once assessors complete their review, they will submit a written report to the full commission, which will decide whether to reaccredit the agency.

Accreditation is for three years. During that time, the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with the standards under which it was initially accredited.

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