Sheriff's Office announces assessment for CALEA accreditation


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 3:09pm | View PDF

Sheriff Bill Elder has announced that the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is about to undergo a virtual-based assessment for law enforcement accreditation. The community will have a chance to provide input.

EPSO is participating in the CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) virtual-based assessment. The CALEA assessment team is scheduled to conduct their official review on July 25-26. During this time, the assessors will verify EPSO's compliance with national standards. They will examine all aspects of EPSO policies and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. They will also conduct interviews with key community leaders and EPSO personnel.

As part of the assessment, members of the community and agency employees are invited to offer comments that are specifically geared toward the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards. There are three ways to participate:

Telephone: Monday, July 25, 11 a.m. - Offer comments by calling the CALEA Assessment Team Leader on the unrecorded line of (719) 520-7557.

Video Call: Monday, July 25, 4 p.m. - The video call will take place at 27 E. Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs. You will be provided a private area and all equipment necessary to participate in the video call with the CALEA assessors.

In writing: addressed to: CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155, or via email, [email protected]

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the video-based public information session, are limited to five minutes. Again, comments must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of these standards is available by contacting EPSO Sgt. Aric Powell at (719) 520-7100.


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