Accreditation assessment team invites public comment on University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department

October 30, 2017

The University of Kansas Medical Center announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), will arrive Nov. 13 to examine all aspects of the KU Medical Center Police Department policy and procedures, management, operation and support services.

"Verification by the team that KU Medical Center Police meets the Commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence," said Chief Richard Johnson.  The KU Medical Center has to comply with 189 standards in order to maintain accredited status. "Our agency is committed to excellence, professionalism, and service. We welcome the opportunity for formal review by our community and the staff of CALEA," Johnson added.

As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 4 p.m., Nov. 14. The session will be in room 1050 of the School of Nursing on the KU Medical Center Campus, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas.

If for some reason individuals cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by calling 913-588-5066 from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14. Telephone comments, as well as comments 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 is available at the KU Medical Center Police Department at the above address or at www.calea.org. Members of the public may contact Sgt. Robert Kirk at 913-588-5196 or rkirk@kumc.edu for more information about the standards and the process.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the KU Medical Center Police Department's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the CALEA at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Ste. 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 22030-2215 or email calea@calea.org.

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., see www.calea.org.

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