CALEA® Accreditation continues to set the standard for others to follow. In fact, our relationship with other professional associations like the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA) highlights the importance of our programming and how it helps ensure the very best public safety services are delivered and managed as key resources across the broader infrastructure of governance.
An article entitled, The Importance of Local Government and Police Leadership Relations recently published in the ICMA's PM Magazine leverages the wisdom and experience of Commissioners Kirk Bednar and Kim Koster, as well as former Commissioner Curtis Holt. Also joining them in the discussion was Chief Richard Hickey, Brentwood (TN) Police Department. Each participant understands the importance of governmental operations that are focused on management resources with the interest of communities as front and center. The associated article, authored by CALEA Clients Services and Relations Director Travis Parrish, highlights the value of accreditation and the importance of effective relationship building around organization objectives and priorities. Additionally, the interconnectivity between public safety and other governmental elements is discussed as key planning elements of highly functioning governmental bodies.
Please enjoy the article and recognize that CALEA continues to work diligently to maintain its professional brand of being the preeminent leader in public safety accreditation, and we will always remain intent on being recognized broadly as The Gold Standard for Public Safety.