The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)


CALEA

The Gold Standard in Public Safety

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations. The CALEA Accreditation program seals are reserved for use by those public safety agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA Standards and have been awarded CALEA Accreditation by the Commission.


Blount County Emergency Communications District received it’s 3rd re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for Public Safety Communications in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 28, 2018. The Center was first accredited in 2009. Director James Long, Accreditation Manager Donna Burnette, Accreditation Team members Richee Kidd, Susan Porter and Chairman of the 911 Board William Brewer represented the center at the conference.


The Blount County ECD CALEA Accreditation Team:

Donna Burnette - Accreditation Manager

Jimmy Long - Director/Member

Susan Porter - Member

Richee Kidd - Member

JaNette Brabson - Member


Information About Accredidation

Blount County ECD is on a 4-year accreditation cycle. The CALEA Communication Standards are reviewed annually by a CALEA Compliance Service Member (CSM) during the month of July. The next re-accreditation public on-site for BCECD will be scheduled in the Spring 2022. The public is encouraged during that time to call-in any comments on BCECD to the CALEA assessors. BCECD’s 4th re-accreditation should occur on our accreditation anniversary date of August 1, 2022 during the CALEA Conference.


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