A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will be in Rome on Dec. 11 reviewing the Rome Police Department's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

As a part that assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. The session will be conducted in the city commission chambers at City Hall, 601 Broad St.

If you'd like to make a comment but cannot speak at the public information session you can call 706-238-5107 on Dec. 12 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA's standards.

A copy of those standards is available for review at the Rome Police Department, 5 Government Plaza, Suite 300. The process is a voluntary one entered by the Rome Police Department to verify that the agency continues to meet the commissions state-of-the-art standards — a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

For additional information, please contact the Rome Police Department Accreditation Manager, Stephanie Hill-Hudson at 706-238-5156.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Rome Police Department's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155 or by email at www.calea.org.