During the Celebration Banquet at the Fall 2011 CALEA Conference held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, two organizations were honored with the CALEA TRI-ARC Excellence Award. The award was created to recognize entities that concurrently hold all three CALEA Accreditation Awards: Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, and Public Safety Training Academy.
The latest recipients of the CALEA TRI-ARC Excellence Award are Nashville, Tennessee and Roanoke, Virginia.
The award name was selected to reflect the three accreditation programs (“TRI”) and symbolize the synergistic power and light created as the result of an unusual achievement (“ARC”). A handsome cherry wood obelisk statute was created to represent the award.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and Training Academy is led by Chief of Police Steve Anderson. The law enforcement accreditation manager is Mr. Charles Vance and the training academy accreditation manager is Sergeant Marjorie Haworth. This agency has been law enforcement accredited since July 1994 and training academy accredited since November 2011. The Metropolitan Nashville Emergency Communications Center is lead by Director Duane Phillips, and the communications accreditation manager is Ms. Angie Milliken; it has been communications accredited since November 2005.
The Roanoke Police Department and Training Academy are led by Chief of Police Christopher Perkins. Mr. Philip Patrone is the law enforcement and training academy accreditation manager. This agency has been law enforcement accredited since July 1994 and training academy accredited since November 2011. The City of Roanoke E 911 Center is lead by Superintendent Michael Crockett and the communications accreditation manager is Ms. Rebekah Stephens; it has been communications accredited since March 2008.