Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy receives initial accreditation
From the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy:
Late last month the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy (RRCJA) completed the process and received its initial accreditation award through The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is an internationally recognized accrediting body considered the “Gold Standard” in public safety accreditation. The Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation process ensures RRCJA has developed standards and processes to meet and exceed the training needs and expectations of member agencies and the communities they serve.
The assessment process included a comprehensive file review documenting RRCJA has met the 159 individual CALEA standards, an on-site review of academy operations and a commission hearing documenting the academy is in compliance with all required accreditation standards. This initial assessment process took the academy staff two years to complete and requires on-going interaction to ensure RRCJA continues to meet and exceed the
Director Harvey would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the academy staff and all member agency personnel who helped make accreditation a reality. Director Harvey said “This is an on-going team effort led by the academy Standards and Accreditation Coordinator, Laurin Rowlett, without her dedication and countless hours of pouring over standards and policy we would not have achieved our initial accreditation award. This award shows the academy’s dedication to providing the highest level of training to all of our member agencies and officers.”