Clive PD Seeks Feedback on Policies and Services


Chief Michael Venema announced a team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), will conduct an assessment from July 20-21, 2020 to examine all aspects of the Clive Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

Verification by the assessment team that the Clive Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a valued recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public call in session Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. by calling (515)-822-5654.

The public may also make comments at a public information session. This session is normally held in person. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this public session will be conducted via Zoom on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.:

Zoom session comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the CALEA standards is available for viewing at the Clive Police Department by contacting Jeff Miller at (515) 867-5003.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Clive Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write:
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA)
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and inspect facilities and equipment. The assessors for this review are:
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission. The Commission will determine if the Clive Police Department is awarded accredited status.  Accreditation is awarded for four (4) years. During the four (4) year cycle, the Clive Police Department must demonstrate continued compliance with CALEA standards.  For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write CALEA at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155; or call (703) 352-4225.

Additional information about CALEA:
“As a not-for-profit, multi-national, public safety accrediting body, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) is dedicated to the development and maintenance of critical law enforcement standards. These constitutionally grounded and portable set of standards are structured to complement the needs of the public, while also providing a foundational blueprint to support public safety agencies in the voluntary pursuit of excellence through the process of accreditation.

Within our model, law enforcement standards are applied to develop sound policies, make data-driven decisions, and implement appropriate technologies, equipment, and training. CALEA believes, Standards Build TRUST and Standards are ACTION, and these standards serve as tools for continuous organizational improvement, progressiveness, accountability, and adherence to the constitutionally protected rights of those served.
Governed by a 21-member commission composed of public safety leaders, academicians, state and local elected officials, judicial officials, state and local government officials, and other subject matter experts, CALEA ensures its standards dynamically consider changes in the professional environment. This includes consideration for legal findings and updates, case law, emerging evidence-based practices and research, technological advancements, and the importance of ongoing community engagement.

Public Safety agencies voluntarily choose to seek CALEA Accreditation and enter a three-year period of self-assessment which invokes policy development and revisions, evaluation of internal processes, and the collection of documentation of applicable efforts. At the end of the self-assessment period, if the agency meets the rigorous, third-party review by CALEA, the agency is awarded CALEA Accreditation and then begins an annual agency review cycle in order to maintain its accredited status”.