CBI Seeks CALEA Re-Accreditation

02/24/2017—A team of assessors with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will visit the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine all aspects of the Bureau, including  policies, procedures, management, operations and support services beginning on March 12, 2017.

The CBI must comply with 189 standards to continue the current CALEA accreditation status. Verification by the assessment team that the CBI meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The CBI received its initial accreditation in July 2014.

As part of the on-site assessment, Bureau employees, agencies and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session beginning at 4:00 p.m. on March 13, 2017. The first portion of the session will be for call-ins from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. a public meeting will be conducted at the CBI headquarters (690 Kipling St., Lakewood, CO 80215). If for some reason an individual is unable to call in or attend in person, but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, information can be shared via email at cdps_cbi_denver@state.co.us

To participate in the call in session from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. please call 1 (646) 749-3131, access code 814-586-733.

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 standards. Local contact is Susan Medina (303-239-4423).

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the CBI’s ability to meet standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and off-site locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are:

Team Leader:  Chief Humberto I. Cardounel Jr., Henrico County Police Division
Team Member:  Mr. John Bailey Tucker, South Carolina CALEA PAC President

Once the CALEA® assessors complete their on-site review of the Bureau, they report to the full Commission, which will then determine if the CBI is to be granted re-accredited status.

Accreditation is for three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which they were originally accredited, and must undergo annual compliance audits by CALEA certified compliance management officers.  

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please call (800) 368-3757 or write to the Commission at:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia, 20155