Politics & Government

Public comment sought on State Patrol

Assessors will be looking at the Washington State Patrol and how it stacks up against national standards during a visit this week.The representatives from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies also will take public comment on how the State Patrol complies with 463 standards on police procedures, management, operations and support services.

The on-site assessment is part of the State Patrol’s effort to renew its accreditation with the commission.

Law enforcement agencies voluntarily apply to be accredited through the commission. Assessors review written materials, interview employees, get feedback from community members and visit the agency. The accreditation lasts for three years.

The public can submit comments by calling 888-795-4483 between 2 and 4 p.m. today. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes.

Written comments can be mailed to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies; 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030-2215.

Stacey Mulick, staff writer