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Boone County Sheriff’s Department slated for assessment

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:55 am

The Boone County Sheriff's Department will be working with local police this weekend for its annual drug take-back.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department will be undergoing an independent assessment in March.

A site-based assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will begin on March 9,  an on-site examination of all aspects of Boone County Sheriff’s Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. This team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from out-of-state agencies who will conclude their on-site assessment on March 11, 2020. Verification by the team that Boone County Sheriff’s Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Training Room at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Annex, located at 2111 County Drive, Columbia, MO 65202.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the Public Information Session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (573) 876-2131 on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. to offer their comments to CALEA assessors.

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. Local contact is Sergeant Brian Leer at (573) 875-1111.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Boone County Sheriff’s Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation/recognition may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.