Public Notice of CALEA Assessment

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

​The Virginia Beach Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) as part of an ongoing program to maintain international accreditation status.   The Virginia Beach Police Department has embraced CALEA® Accreditation as a tried and proven business plan that focuses on proven management practices established as the professional model of policing with nationally established priorities that are responsive to contemporary policing strategies and a “best practices” approach to modern police work. 

Administered by CALEA®, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas:  policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

The Virginia Beach Police Department’s policy and procedure are developed to best meet our communities’ needs and to fit the spirit and intent of the CALEA® standards.  On Sunday, April 15, 2012 the VBPD will host two forums for agency employees and members of the community to offer comments addressing the VBPD’s ability to comply with CALEA® Standards.  A copy of the CALEA® standards is available for review, at the Virginia Beach Police Department.  The local contact is Lieutenant Andrew J. Spiess, Accreditation Manager, at (757) 385-8135.

Public Information Session – April 15, 2012 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The Public Information Session will be conducted at the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy, located at 411 Integrity Way, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Phone Session – April 15, 2012 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Phone Session comments may be made by calling (757) 385-6994 or (757) 385-6978.

Additionally, anyone wishing to submit comments about the Virginia Beach Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155