Police Accreditation Coordinator
NATURE OF WORK:
An Equal Opportunity Employer
This is complex administrative work responsible for coordinating and overseeing the accreditation process for the Police
Department. This position performs a wide variety of administrative, analytical, planning and coordination of accreditation
activities to obtain and maintain compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
(CALEA) for the Police Department. Work is reviewed by the Chief of Police and/or his designee for accuracy and
completeness and conformance with laws and ordinances through periodic conferences and reviews. Oversees the
department's national accreditation process to include compliance and training and producing various types of presentations
to department's personnel; assists with the accreditation processes for the Training Academy and other governmental
entities. Conducts regular reviews with appropriate staff and revises department policy and procedures manuals as
appropriate to ensure standard operating procedures are reliable, up-to-date, clear and concise, and meet all current
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALES), legislative mandates and judicial rulings. Develops,
writes, revises, and coordinates the department's policies and procedures to meet accreditation standards, maintains
accreditation files, conducts regular reviews of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all current CALEA,
legislative mandates and judicial rulings. Alerts management to anticipated CALEA changes. Identifies and verifies
compliance with establishing law enforcement standards, corrects any noted deficiencies via chain of command through
policy update, training or other administrative measures. Serves as the department's representative to the Commission on
Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Works directly with Internal Affairs, the Police Academy, and City
Legal and Administrative Aides. Has access to confidential information and must be able to securely redact necessary
information and maintain confidentiality. Maintains the PowerDMS computer software used to manage policy and procedures
and the files for self-assessment of CALEA standards. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well
with others and work well as a team. Performs related work as required. Participates in special projects.
Physical and Environmental Factors:
Work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, bending, lifting of objects under 25 pounds, or minimal physical
activities. Work is performed generally in an office setting with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and
with no exposure to hazardous physical substances.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Must possess and maintain valid drivers' license.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Management or a related field from a school accredited by
a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education along with 5 years of experience working
directly with CALEA accreditation, or a high school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency and 9 years of
experience working directly with CALEA accreditation. Considerable knowledge of law enforcement accreditation standards
including management philosophies and operations, familiar with state, federal, and local agencies and organizations.
Thorough knowledge of research and analysis methods and techniques; thorough knowledge of statistical analysis and
forecasting techniques. Knowledge of office equipment to include proficient personal computer skills in word processing
and other business applications. Ability to use digital documentation with proficient spelling and grammar usage. Ability to
communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to present prepared comprehensive reports to a wide variety of personalities
and situations. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with employees and all levels of
management, including other departments and organizations. Ability to plan and organize work in accordance with priorities
and estimated schedules and deadlines. Ability to handle a variety of issues with tact and diplomacy and in a confidential
manner. Ability to use logic and reasoning to understand, analyze and evaluate complex situations and research information.
815 Wheeler Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
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