Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute for Public Safety

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Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will visit the Polk State College Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety (KCTIPS) in December to examine all aspects of the training academy.

Polk State KCTIPS is one of only two-dozen law-enforcement training academies to have achieved accreditation through CALEA’s Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation program. The Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation program requires criminal justice training academies to comply with internationally recognized best practices and standards in the areas of policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

Verification by the team that Polk State KCTIPS meets CALEA’s international best practices and standards is part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation, a highly sought-after recognition of law enforcement excellence, explained Capt. William T. Mann, director of KCTIPS.

As part of the on-site assessment, employees, students, client agencies and members of the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by calling 863.224.0621 on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. Comments will be limited to 10 minutes.

Written comments about Polk State KCTIPS may be submitted to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Va., 20155, or through