Olive Branch Police Department virtual assessment set

The City of Olive Branch Police Department is scheduled for a virtual assessment as part of a program to achieve law enforcement accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the law enforcement accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the virtual assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, Nov. 8, between 3:30-4:30 p.m. The session will be conducted online via the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Those wishing to address the assessor may do so by joining the Zoom teleconference at:


Meeting ID: 818 240 7620 


Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 901-238-4558 on Monday, Nov. 8 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as comments at the online public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the Standards is available at the City of Olive Branch Police Department. Local contact is Major LeAnn Farr, telephone: 662-892-9407.

If anyone wishes to submit written comments about the City of Olive Branch Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation they may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 1357 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155, or e-mail at calea@calea.org.

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