Joplin Police Department CALEA Assessment

By Gretchen Bolander

Published 04/15 2014 05:27PM

Updated 04/15 2014 07:26PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Joplin police are going under the microscope this week. A team from the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, is assessing the department. The outside panel looks at everything from jail operations and use-of-force policy, to officer training and the promotions process. There are 482 standards JPD must meet for accreditation.

"One of the benefits for CALEA is to ensure that your agency is at the forefront of industry standards when it comes to law enforcement," said Assistant Chief Brian Lewis, Joplin Police Department. 

You can also take part in the assessment process during a public information meeting tonight. Comments will be taken during the gathering at 7:00 at JPD headquarters, at 303 East 3rd Street.

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