• 57°

Kannapolis announces police reaccreditation comment period

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Police Department has applied for reaccreditation.

The process includes an on-site assessment to verify the department continues to meet national professional standards.

The department has been recognized as an accredited law enforcement agency since 2000. One of the standards includes going through a reaccreditation every three years.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As a part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and Kannapolis residents are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall and Police Headquarters, 401 Laureate Way.

Anyone who cannot attend this session can offer comments by telephone or in writing.

Telephone comments will be taken from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at 704-920-4121. Comments will be taken by the assessment team.

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 the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies standards. The standards are available for review at the Kannapolis Police Department.

Anyone who wants to submit written comments should send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.

Contact accreditation manager Lori Parker at 704-920-4009 or lparker@kannapolisnc.gov for questions about submitting comments.

Comments

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors

Education

Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program

Nation/World

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity

Coronavirus

Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports

Crime

Blotter: Two charged after call about package

Crime

Salisbury Police investigating two shootings

Crime

Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School

News Main

North Rowan girls end season with playoff loss to Murphy

Education

Rowan-Salisbury EC department plunges in place after raising $1,300 for Special Olympics

Nation/World

Tiger Woods injured in car crash, has surgery on legs

Local

Local stakeholders set goals, direction to tackle city’s housing issues

Education

RSS board talks future of Henderson Independent School