Chief Dave Draovitch would like to announce a team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) will be conducting an assessment of the Bismarck Police Department from June 7-9, 2021, to examine all aspects of the department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and all support services. Due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, this site-based assessment will be conducted virtually.
Verification by the assessment team means the Bismarck Police Department meets the Commission’s standards of professionalism. Being accredited is a voluntary process, but is a valued recognition of the law enforcement agency's level of professional excellence.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to call in and offer comments at the public call in session, Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. by calling 701-355-1943.
The public may also make comments at a public information session. This session is normally held in person, however due to COVID-19 the session will be conducted via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.: http://bit.ly/2021BPDPublicComment
For those persons wishing to offer written comments about the Bismarck Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation or want more information pertaining to CALEA are requested to write or email: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155, firstname.lastname@example.org.