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CALEA® Press Release: ICMA and CALEA® Partner to Provide Professional Resources to Constituents

October 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The International City and County Management Association (ICMA) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) have announced plans to work collectively to meet both organizations’ core missions of providing valuable resources to local government public safety and management professionals.

ICMA identifies leading practices to address the needs of local governments and the management professionals that serve them globally.  CALEA improves the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a body of standards that comprehensively cover contemporary public safety issues, administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence.  These two organizations are broadly acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and thousands of city, town, county, and state entities rely on their programs to promote the efficient and effective delivery of public services.

As an example of the potential of this complementary partnership, CALEA publishes a best practice standard that requires participating public safety agencies to conduct time-sensitive workload assessments to promote appropriate staffing levels.  ICMA has developed an effective research model to support public safety agencies in meeting this standard and understanding workload management issues.  The result is the application of standards with compliance through professional resources that support good public stewardship and responsible management.

“This partnership is another example of how CALEA Accreditation programs constantly seek the very best resources to assist public safety agencies in recognizing professional excellence,” CALEA Chairperson Louis M. Dekmar stated.  “ICMA is a premier local government association that understands how their work impacts the management decisions made by public safety practitioners and how those decisions affect millions of people living in thousands of communities, ranging in size from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.”

“ICMA and CALEA are marks of professionalism for public administrators,” says ICMA Executive DirectorRobert J. O’Neill, Jr., “and we are certain this new partnership will continue to advance the professional standing and capacity of both associations, as they work together to promote the very best public services possible.  “CALEA has been recognized as the Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies for more than three decades, and this relationship will assist city, town, and county managers as they search for best practices in the delivery of law enforcement services, as well as public safety training and communications.”

CALEA and ICMA members will soon see co-branded, complementary website links, shared resource pages, and collectively sponsored training sessions.  The leadership of both organizations also will share resources to ensure that the development of public safety standards is reflective of contemporary research and that the members of the two organizations are aware of the benefits of participating in CALEA Accreditation with the incorporation of ICMA resources for compliance.

About ICMA
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to 9,500 appointed city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®), Inc., was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations: the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriffs’ Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum. The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners that covers a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.

Attending a CALEA Conference: NNEPAC Radio Episode 002.

In this episode, John McGregor is joined by the Chair Person of the Northern New England Police Accreditation Coalition (NNEPAC), Mr. Gregory Murphy of the Manchester NH PD.  John and Greg talk about attending a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Conference.  John and Greg discuss the topic from the perspective of someone attending a Police Accreditation Training Conference for the first time, as well as including some tips for repeat attendees.

As usual, the views expressed represent the speakers alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of NNEPAC or CALEA.  Always consult with your Program Manager or a Travel Professional before attempting anything you hear on this episode.

Attending a CALEA Conference

Getting there and back

Book host hotel early, (Greg Murphy Exclusive Tip)
Short layovers, (dangers thereof)
Rental car, (Usually not necessary, maybe if off-site)
Watch the shuttle driver (Or she will give your bags to someone else)

What to Bring

Dress Code,
Note taking material
Business Cards for networking
Laptop necessary?

What classes to take

(Highlighted classes in program non-binding regarding Accreditation Manager training)

What to attend besides classes and why?

Committee Hearings
PAC Presidents Meeting

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Introduction-NNEPAC Radio: A resource for Police Accreditation Managers, Assessors and Practitioners. Episode 001

NNEPAC Radio is the official podcast of the Northern New England Police Accreditation Coalition (NNEPAC).  The views expressed on the show represent the speaker alone and do not represent the views of NNEPAC or the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  Always consult your Program Manager prior to following any advice on this program.

What is NNEPAC Radio?

Host for this episode is John McGregor, CALEA Accreditation Manager of the Hudson NH PD, also co-host of Gunfightercast.com

Typical Show:

Introduction-Announcements and News

Main Topic-Evergreen or Current

Wrap Up-Quick tip (Productivity, PowerDMS, Travel)

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2013 Fall CALEA Conference

Below is an article  published in the September 2013 edition of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) E-Communique.  Make your travel plans now!

2013 Fall CALEA Conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Plan now to attend!
November 13-16  


Plans for CALEA’s Fall Conference in Winston-Salem are nearing completion.  The conference is being held at the Embassy Suites Winston-Salem, and also at the Marriott Winston-Salem.  Activities and training classes will take place in both hotels, which are connected by an enclosed walkway, so access is convenient from either hotel.  This will be a popular conference so book your room early!

See the Hotel/Lodging tab on the Conferences link for room information and the  Register tab for online conference registration.  The list of Workshops being offered can be found under the Schedule tab. A Tentative Conference Agenda has also been posted.

The Greensboro/Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is the nearest airport of choice.  For a listing of ground transportation options, click here.  Keep checking the website for schedule updates and workshop listings.