During the Celebration Banquet at the Spring 2010 CALEA Conference held in Dallas, Texas, two organizations were honored with the CALEA TRI-ARC Excellence Award. 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 Excellence Award are Arlington, Texas, and St. Louis County, Missouri.
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 Arlington Police Department and Training Academy is led by CALEA Commissioner and Chief of Police Dr. Theron L. Bowman. The law enforcement accreditation manager is Sergeant Amanda Moss and the training academy accreditation manager is Sergeant Michelle Stellato. This agency has been law enforcement accredited since November 1987 and training academy accredited since March 2010. The City of Arlington Dispatch Services is lead by Director Gerard Eads, Administrator Dispatch Services and the communications accreditation manager is Ms. LaDeatra Calton; it has been communications accredited since July 2004.
The St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy are led by Chief of Police Timothy Fitch. The law enforcement accreditation manager is Mr. William Howe, Director of Staff Services; the communications accreditation manager is Ms. Veronica Clayborn; and the training academy accreditation manager is Ms. Sandy Narrow. This agency has been law enforcement accredited since November 1998, training academy accredited since December 2008, and communications accredited since March 2010.