CALEA Public Input Session for TAAPD


Public comments are currently being accepted for the reaccreditation of the Tucson Airport Authority Police Department’s Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) certification.

This notice is to make the public aware that written comments will be accepted from now until 12:00 p.m. MST Monday, June 28, 2021, and a live listening session is scheduled for oral comments. There will be no in-person option for commenting, due to COVID-19 safety measures.

A remote-based assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will remotely examine all aspects of the TAAPD’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the TAAPD meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence. Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports, and participate in annual remote web-based assessments attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments. Comments must directly address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards, and industry standards best practices.

Written Comments: Persons wishing to offer hard copy written comments about the TAAPD’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

Oral Comments: Persons interested in speaking directly to CALEA assessors are welcome to call in to the listening session scheduled for 2:00 p.m. MST Monday, June 28, 2021. Anyone planning to do this should contact to secure a time slot for the event. Comments during the listening session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.