PCPD employees and citizens are invited to comment on the department's professional standards as part of a commission evaluation of compliance in four categories. Findings from the evaluation will determine whether the police department qualifies for a program upgrade recognition, according to Pocomoke City Police Chief J.D. Ervin.
Areas of evaluation are policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services, the chief said.
An assessment team will field public comments on May 2 between 2 and 4 p.m. Comments can be made by calling 410-422-3451.
Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes, and must address the police department's ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the police department, at 300 Second St.
Written comments can be forwarded to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155, or CALEA@calea.org.
For more information, call Shawna Gammino at 410-957-1600.