During the Celebration Banquet at the Summer 2013 CALEA Conference held in Columbus, Ohio, the CALEA TRI-ARC Award was presented. The 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 latest recipients of the CALEA TRI-ARC Award are the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan Police Department and the Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Baja California, Mexico. This marks the first time the TRI-ARC has been awarded to an organization outside the United States.
The award name was selected to reflect the three accreditation programs (“TRI”) and symbolize the synergistic power and light created as the result of an unusual achievement (“ARC”). A handsome cherry wood obelisk statute was created to represent the award.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is led by Colonel D. Samuel Dotson and Lieutenant Thomas R. Percich is the accreditation manager for the law enforcement, communications and training academy programs. This agency has been law enforcement accredited since November 2007; training academy accredited since March 2012; and received communications accreditation at the 2013 Columbus Conference.
The Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Baja California is under the direction of Secretario Daniel De La Rosa Anaya, the law enforcement component, Policía Estatal Preventiva de Baja California, is led by Director Marco Montoya Gomez and the law enforcement accreditation manager is Mr. Julio Curiel Quiroz; the communications component, Direccion del Centro de Control Comando Comunicación Y Computo (C4) del Estado de Baja California, is led by Director Francisco Javier Dominguez and Mr. Michael Alcala Michel is the communications accreditation manager; and the training academy component, the Academia de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Baja California, is led by Director Jose Fernando Sanchez and Ms. Angelica Ramirez is the training academy accreditation manager. This entity has been communications accredited since March 2012 and received law enforcement accreditation and training academy accreditation at the 2013 Columbus Conference.