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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations:
The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Program is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.
Specifically, CALEA’s goals are to:
The CALEA Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model; once implemented, it presents the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery—regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency.
This accreditation program provides public safety agencies an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards which:
The Poplar Bluff Police Department now has a Medication Return Drug Collection Unit available for use. The unit is located in the lobby of the police department and can be utilized 24/7. Listed below are the accepted and not accepted items.
Medications for pets
Liquid mediation in glass or leak-proof containers.
Thermometers (Department of Natural Recourses will accept any mercury thermometers)
Bloody or infectious waste
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