OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission will conduct an on-site assessment of the Oxford Police Department.
Police Chief Mike Martin says MSLEAC will be in the city from December 10 - 12 to ensure the department is in compliance with state standards, as well as The Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies Standards.
The department will have to comply with 123 professional standards to receive the status.
The assessors will review agency policies and practices, interview personnel, and closely examine files kept by the Oxford Police Department specifically in regard to state accreditation and CALEA recognition.
As part of the on-site assessment, employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments regarding The Oxford Police Department by telephone.
Anyone interested in participating are directed to call 662-238-2506 on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must directly address the Oxford Police Department’s ability to comply with MSLEAC and CALEA standards.
Individuals wishing to offer written comments about the Oxford Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for state accreditation and CALEA recognition are requested to write:
Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission
Attn: Accreditation Alliance Manager
3750 I-55 North Frontage Road
Jackson, MS 39211
The assessors will compile a report of the visit with the MSLEAC, who will determine whether or not to award accreditation to the Oxford Police Department.