Public invited to assessment of Kannapolis Police

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 17, 2011

KANNAPOLIS ó The public is invited to comment during the Kannapolis Police Departmentís assessment later this month by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
A team of assessors will be in Kannapolis on Nov. 28 to examine all aspects of the Kannapolis Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.
Police Chief Woody Chavis said in a press release that verification by the team that the department meets the commissionís 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 beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Kannapolis train station, 201 S. Main St.
Anyone who canít speak at the session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team may do so by calling 704-920-4060 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Nov. 29.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agencyís ability to comply with the commissionís standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Kannapolis Police Department, 314 S. Main St. The local contact is Lori Parker at 704-920-4009.
To offer written comments about the Police Departmentís ability to meet the standards for accreditation, write to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.