The following statement was issued Monday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol:
COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol welcomes calls from community members in an upcoming public call-in session addressing the Patrol's ability to comply with re-accreditation standards. The Patrol is proud to submit its 8th re-accreditation application through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The assessment team from CALEA will be conducting an on-site examination of all aspects of the Division's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The public call-in session will be held Monday, April 14, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Comments regarding the Patrol's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation can be made toll free by calling 1-866-931-6448. Anyone wishing to submit written comments may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.
A chapter overview of CALEA standards can be found on CALEA's Web site at http://www.calea.org/content/law-enforcement-program-standards. The public's support is a vital element of the many components that have helped the Patrol maintain its accredited status and comments are greatly appreciated.
Receiving accreditation is an honor to the agency and further helps the Patrol in serving the state of Ohio.