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GBI Wants Public Comment On Re-Accreditation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is inviting public comment as part of its effort to obtain re-accreditation.

The agency is seeking re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

GBI Director Vernon Keenan says assessors from CALEA plan to arrive Aug. 18 to re-examine the GBI's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

The GBI got its initial accreditation in November 1998.

Having assessors verify that the GBI meets the commission's standards is voluntary. Keenan says CALEA accreditation is a highly recognized status of professional excellence for law enforcement agencies.

The public may comment on the GBI's ability to comply with CALEA standards by telephone between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 20. The public may also submit written comments to CALEA.

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