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Posted on: September 30, 2021

[ARCHIVED] CALEA Re-Accreditation Media Release



5303 Chrysler Way, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Phone 301-780-8600/Fax 301-780-7452

Melvin C. High


September 30, 2021



Captain Kelly Faris

5303 Chrysler Way, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

(301) 780-8639

Upper Marlboro/Prince George’s County, Maryland, September 30, 2021 - An Assessment Team from the

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will examine all aspects of the

Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support

services, Sheriff Melvin C. High announced today.

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Office of the Sheriff meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art

standards is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation - a highly prized recognition of public safety

professional excellence, the Sheriff said.

As part of the assessment, Agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments by

telephone on October 5, 2021, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to call (314)

482-8362, to speak to a member of the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the Agency’s ability to comply with CALEA

standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Office of the Sheriff, 5303 Chrysler Way, Upper Marlboro,

Maryland. The local contact is Regina A. Taylor, (240) 695-6296.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s ability to

meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write to the Commission on Accreditation for Law

Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

The Office of the Sheriff is required to comply with CALEA standards in order to regain accredited status,

Sheriff High said. “Our ability to maintain our standing as a best-practices agency is central to our mission. The

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation designation is a testament

to our commitment to well-defined policies, processes, and procedures which, as a result, enhances our

preparedness to meet our citizens’ needs and expectations.”

Accreditation is a four year process, during which the agency must submit annual reports, and participate in

annual remote web-based assessments attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was

initially accredited. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement

Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia

20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.


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