Message from Host

Howdy Folks!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Spring Conference.  The Frisco Police Department is proud to be hosting the conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Frisco, Texas.  This is a very vibrant area with many attractions and activities for the attendees and their families.

The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs 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.  CALEA supports accreditation programs for Law Enforcement, Communications, Campus Security, and Training Academies.

We have worked vigorously with TALON Accreditation Coalition agencies to make this a memorable and meaningful conference.  The TALON Accreditation Coalition was founded in 1986 consisting of agencies from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico interested in achieving compliance with standards set by CALEA.  The group serves as an information network and support base for agencies who are involved in the accreditation process at any level. During this conference, attendees will have the opportunity to attend various workshops on current issues and future trends, as well as view the latest technological advances within our profession.  Equally important, there will be many opportunities to network with peers, key government officials, and subject matter experts.

John W. Bruce
Chief of Police