Cornwall Ontario — The Cornwall Community Police Service Chief of Police Daniel Parkinson was proud to attend the 100th Conference of CALEA on March 23rd, 2013 in North Charleston, South Carolina. He accepted the law enforcement accreditation award on behalf of the Cornwall Community Police Service. CALEA accreditation is a significant achievement in the history of the Cornwall Community Police Service.
A review team was onsite from last December and summarized their examination and findings as follows;
The assessment team closely examined the agency’s CALEA accreditation files, interviewed sworn and civilian employees, citizens and community partners, and observed agency facilities, equipment, and operations. Assessors were able to interview, ride along with, or interact with many of the agency’s members.
The journey to meet the standards of accreditation has been one of vision, dedication, challenge, and achievement for the Cornwall Community Police Service. The agency should be complemented from the leadership to the rank and file for the significant community-driven performance, well beyond the traditional role of law enforcement. The agency viewed prevention as a first and foremost responsibility, with many of the programs and services tailored for that impact.
During this assessment, the agency had eight applied discretion’s and nine minor file maintenance issues which were rectified from materials already in the agency’s possession. There was no non-compliance discussion. The assessment team found the files to be well organized, easy to use, and well documented. The accreditation team from the Cornwall Community Police Service should also be complemented for their dedication and performance.
The assessment team found that the agency strives to put into practice their core values and belief system through their daily performance. Efficient and effective programming, a dedicated and highly trained staff, a focus on best policy and best practices, and a transparency for their citizens to experience, is truly what makes the Cornwall Community Police Service a top quality law enforcement organization.
The Cornwall Community Police Service its proud of this achievement and will continue to be dedicated to the accreditation process and our vision; “A Safer Cornwall, Reducing Crime Always”.