Fayette County

Lexington police seek feedback during accreditation

The Lexington Police Department is encouraging residents of Lexington and Fayette County to share their opinions about the department as part of its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., or CALEA.

CALEA was created in 1979, and it seeks to and the purpose of its accreditation programs are “to improve the delivery of public safety services.” Accreditation is for a three-year period, during which agencies submit annual reports demonstrating compliance with CALEA standards.

On Aug. 7, assessors from CALEA will participate in a phone-in session and invite residents to call their hotline number, 859-258-3664, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

At 6 p.m. Aug. 8, assessors will speak with citizens at a meeting in the Urban County Council chambers, 200 East Main Street, in order to gauge perception of the department. Contact police spokeswoman Brenna Angel at 859-425-2006 for more information about the sessions.