Maui Police Undergo Process for Re-Accreditation
By Wendy Osher
The Maui Police Department undergoes the process of re-accreditation this month.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will examine the department’s policies and procedures, management, and operations during an on-site assessment scheduled to take place April 14 to 17.
The Maui Police Department first achieved accreditation status 18 years ago on August 3, 1996. It undergoes the process of re-accreditation every three years to maintain its standing.
Accreditation provides nationwide recognition that the department’s managerial and operational policies and procedures are in accord with professional standards set forth by the CALEA team.
A copy of the standards are available for review at all police stations.
The program requires that the department meet state-of-the-art standards in the areas of: policy, procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
The assessors will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the department’s written documents, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance of the standards can be observed, including inspections of all six police districts, according to Lieutenant Jeraul S. Pladera, the department’s accreditation program manager.
The public and department employees are invited to call in with comments between 12 and 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14, to 844-200-0125. Comments should address the department’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards.
Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards.
Written comments about the Maui Police Department’s ability to comply with standards for accreditation may also be submitted to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.