Knoxville Receives First CALEA TRI-ARC Excellence Award
The CALEA TRI-ARC Excellence Award was created to recognize entities that, concurrently, hold all three CALEA Accreditation Awards: Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, and Public Safety Training Academy. The awards were presented for the first time during the Celebration Banquet at the CALEA Conference in Austin, Texas.
The first recipients of the CALEA TRI-ARC Excellence Award were the Knoxville Police Department; the Knoxville Police Training Academy; the Knox County Emergency Communications District; and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, for its leadership in public safety.
On hand to accept the awards were Chief Sterling Owen, IV, who accepted the award for the Knoxville Police Department and the City of Knoxville; Lieutenant Donald Jones and Sergeant Keith DeBow accepted the award for the just accredited, Knoxville Police Training Academy; and Director Barry Furey accepted the award on behalf of the Knox County Emergency Communications District.