(LONDON, Ohio) — The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) will undergo a four-day, on-site evaluation to ensure compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies' (CALEA) accreditation standards. A team of CALEA assessors will conduct an on-site assessment at BCI from April 9-12, 2013. This assessment includes a dedicated public call-in session which will occur as detailed below.
In order to maintain its current accredited status, BCI must comply with 480 applicable professional standards. While on site, the assessors will review agency policies and practices, interview personnel, observe operations, and closely examine files maintained by BCI.
As part of the assessment, agency employees and the general public are invited to offer comments regarding BCI by telephone. The public may call (740) 845-2604 on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must directly address BCI's ability to comply with CALEA standards. An overview of CALEA standards can be found on CALEA's Website at www.calea.org.
The CALEA assessment team is composed of public safety and law enforcement practitioners from out-of-state agencies. BCI originally became accredited through CALEA in 1998. All CALEA-accredited agencies are reassessed every three years.
For more information about BCI, please visit: www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/BCI
Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
Jill Del Greco: 614-466-3840