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GCPD seeking input for re-accreditation

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett County Police Department will hold a public input session next week as part of its application for re-accreditation.

The public comment meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 19, in conference room “C” at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. The session is part of the 481 standards the police department must comply with in order to earn re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA.

Accreditation, granted for three years at a time, is evaluated by a team of public safety practitioners from “similar, but out-of-state agencies.”

Those not able to make the session in person can offer input via telephone between 2 and 4 p.m. on the same day by calling 770-513-5220. Written comments can also be submitted to CALEA at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155.

“Each individual making telephone comments or appearances at the public information session will be limited to five minutes and comments must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards,” officials said in a news release.

The Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.