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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Public Comment Invitation from M-NCPPC, Park Police, Prince George's County Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2021

Program Contact: Lt. Lakeisha Robinson, 301-429-3827

Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311

 

Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division Invites

Public Comment in Accreditation Process

Hyattsville, MD - The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division is part of a select group of law enforcement agencies who have demonstrated professional excellence by participating in the voluntary accreditation process. 

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be conducting an assessment June 28-29, 2021, to examine all aspects of the Maryland- National Capital Park Police’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services as part of the police department’s continued efforts to maintain accreditation. This will be the seventh accreditation assessment since first being accredited in 2002.

Due to restrictions in place because of COVID-19, the Town Hall meeting will be conducted remotely. As such, agency employees and members of the community are invited to provide comments to the CALEA Assessment Team on Tuesday, June 29 between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. If you would like to speak live during the session, please send an email to Lakeisha.Robinson@pgparks.com with the following information: 

  • First and Last Name
  • Email address
  • If applicable, the community group, business, law enforcement agency, or other organization you are representing

Once the above information is received, you will receive an email containing the necessary login information to access the virtual session. 

Anyone who cannot speak at the virtual public information session but would like to provide comments to the assessment team may do so by phone by calling 202-379-8269 on Tuesday, June 29 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to provide comments to the assessors in writing may send an email to M-NCPP Accreditation Manager Lakeisha.Robinson@pgparks.com. Comments may also be mailed to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320 Gainesville, VA 20155 or emailed to calea@calea.org.  

Telephone comments and appearances at the virtual information session are limited to 10 minutes per person and must address the Agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards manual is available at the Maryland-National Capital Park Police and may be reviewed by contacting Lt. Lakeisha Robinson at 301-429-9837 or Lakeisha.robinson@pgparks.com.

About the Park Police

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George's County Division consists of 133 authorized sworn personnel, 33 civilian employees, and approximately 40 volunteers. Title 17, Subtitle 3, Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland provides the authority to enforce Maryland laws and local ordinances, as well as the rules and regulations specific to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Learn more at https://www.mncppc.org/1647/Park-Police.

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 

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