The Polk State College Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety (KCTIPS) is scheduled for an assessment as part of a program to achieve reaccreditation verifying it meets professional standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the Public Safety Training Academy 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 assessment will be both on- and off-site. As part of the on-site portion, agency members and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling 863.837.5932 on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. Comments will be taken by the CALEA Assessment Team.
Telephone comments will be limited to 10 minutes, and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Training Academy standards. A copy of the standards is available for review at Polk State College’s Winter Haven campus, 999 Ave. H N.E. The local contact is Louis Currier, accreditation manager, 863.669.2907, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments about Polk State KCTIPS’ ability to comply with the standards for reaccreditation may be submitted to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155, or through calea.org.