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Police Department Accreditation Assessment

Post Date:03/13/2018 8:25 AM

Sioux City Police Chief, Rex Mueller, announced today a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) will arrive March 26, 2018, to examine all aspects of the Sioux City Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00pm.  The session will be held in the Meeting Room of the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street, Sioux City, Iowa.

For those who are unable to attend, but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, may do so by phone. The public may call (712)279-6112 on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to ten minutes per person and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.  For more information please contact Lt. Patrick McCann at (712)279-6356.

Person’s wishing to offer written comments about the Sioux City Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write:

 Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320

Gainesville, Virginia 20155

The Accreditation Manager for the Sioux City Police Department is Lt. Patrick McCann.  The CALEA on-site team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar but out-of-state agencies.  The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit locations where compliance can be witnessed. 

The assessors are:
- Chief Michael Dickey – Chief of Police for the Fairfield, OH Police Department.
- Assistant Chief Eric Robins– Assistant Chief for the Sugar Land, TX Police Department.

Upon completion of their review, the assessors will report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accreditation status.

Accreditation is valid for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.      

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703)352-4225.  The public can also visit the website at

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