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Front Page - Friday, June 19, 2020

Assessment set for Hamilton County ECD




A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will begin an examination June 29 of all aspects of the Hamilton County Emergency Communications District’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, says John Stuermer, executive director.

Verification by the team that the Hamilton County ECD meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain and maintain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he adds.

As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling 423-362-8269 Tuesday, June 30, 1-3 p.m.

Comments will be taken by members of the assessment team. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.

A copy of the Standards is available at the Hamilton County Emergency Communications District, 3404 Amnicola Highway. Local contact is Accreditation Manager, Dr. Angel D. Geoghagan, 423-495-1711.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Hamilton County Emergency Communications District’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or www.calea.org