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Birmingham Police Department CALEA Assessment Update

 The Birmingham Police Department is scheduled for a site-based assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the program 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 assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  The session will be conducted in the Birmingham Police Academy located at 401 6TH Ave South Birmingham, Alabama 35205.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 205-933-4102 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019  between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Comments will be taken directly by the Assessment Team.


Telephone comments as well as appearance at the public information session are limited to 3 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. Copies of the standards can be viewed at Birmingham Police Headquarters, 1710 1st Avenue North, Birmingham AL 35203.  The contact is Captain Julie J. Quigley-Vining, and she can be reached at 205-254-1716.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Birmingham Police Department’s ability to comply with standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 1375 Heathcote Blvd Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155 or email

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