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HOLLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT COMPLETES CALEA ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT

Left to Right: CALEA Consultant John McGregor, Lt. James Maloney, CALEA Assessor and Team Leader Rick Barnhart, CALEA Assessor Greta Mallard, Chief Joseph Hoebeke, Lt. Brendan LaFlamme.

We are proud and excited to announce that the Hollis Police Department completed its assessment for national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The three-day assessment marked the completion of a three-year process working towards this gold standard for law enforcement agencies. The two assessors who visited the Hollis Police Department will now prepare a comprehensive report detailing their findings, which will be forwarded to the CALEA Commissioners for review. We are hopeful that we will be awarded with national accreditation at the CALEA Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan in July 2018.

We would like to thank all of the members of our wonderful community who expressed their support to us throughout this process. We are truly grateful to have such a supportive community and are committed to providing the best and most professional levels of police service to all those who visit or call Hollis home.

Below, members of the Hollis Police Department pose with CALEA Assessor Rick Barnhart and Greta Mallard.


Accreditation Assessment Team

Invites Public Comment

A team of assessors for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on March 19, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Hollis Police Department's policy and procedures, management, operations, and ancillary services.

Verification by a team of two assessors that Hollis Police Department meets the Commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement 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 Tuesday March 20, 2018 from 5:00pm until the end of commentary.  The session will be conducted in the Community Room at the Hollis Town Hall located at 7 Monument Square.

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 (603) 465-2400 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. 

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's standards.  A copy of the standards manual is available for viewing at the Hollis Police Department by contacting Lt. James Maloney at 465-7637 ext. 249.

 

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Hollis Police Department's ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320 Gainesville, VA 20155.


 

 


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On Friday, January 19, 2018, the Hollis Police Department welcomed Accreditation Assessors from the Northern New England Police Accreditation Coalition (NNEPAC). Assessors from NNEPAC assisted the Hollis Police Department with evaluating their progress towards national accreditation. This 'dry run' of sorts will allow our agency to better prepare for the on-site assessment that will occur from March 19 through March 21, 2018. We are hopeful that following our on-site assessment in March, we will be awarded National Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

If you would like further information about the CALEA Accreditation process, please feel free to contact Lt. James Maloney at 465-7637.


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