Garden Grove

Public input sought on GGPD

GGPD CHIEF TOM DARE (OC Tribune photo).

The Garden Grove Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®). In 1988, the Garden Grove Police Department was the first California agency to be accredited by CALEA. Our agency has successfully completed CALEA reaccreditation every three years to maintain this continuous award. The Garden Grove Police Department is scheduled for a virtual site-based assessment as part of a program to achieve its 10th national accreditation by verifying they meet professional standards.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the virtual site-based assessment, the Garden Grove Police Department invites agency employees, and members of the public to offer comments by telephone:

  • CALEA Assessors will take public comments.
  • Please call 1-757-262-8200 on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 from 11am-1pm.

Additionally, department employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session that is being hosted via an online Zoom meeting. The online meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 from 1-2p.m.

Meeting ID: 985 5523 9973

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Meeting ID: 985 5523 9973

Find your local number: https://ggcity-org.zoom.us/u/aCiVm3ixF

Telephone comments as well as comments at the online session are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the Standards is available at the Garden Grove Police Department. Individuals may contact Accreditation Manager Lieutenant Carl Whitney at 714-741-5786 for further information.

The department’s policy and procedures are posted at https://ggcity.org/police

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Garden Grove Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®) 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155 or http://www.calea.org.

Carl Whitney, Lieutenant/Professional Standards Division / PIO

O: 714.741.5786 W/C: 714.741.5871

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