OSHP seeks public comments for reaccreditation

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is pursuing reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law
Enforcement Agencies Inc.
This is the 10th reaccreditation application for OSHP. In addition, OSHP is seeking its first CALEA
accreditation for its training academy. This requires compliance with an additional set of standards
specific to the training and development of troopers and peace officers.
The internationally-recognized organization dedicated to improving law enforcement and public safety
services.
A national team of assessors from CALEA will examine all aspects of OSHP policies, procedures,
management, operations, and support services. The CALEA assessment team consists of Major Caren Sterling
from the Virginia State Police; retired Col. George Battle from the Connecticut State Police; and
Special Agent in Charge Cynthia Ledford from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
As a part of these assessments, OSHP welcomes the public to offer comments on either the agency generally
or the training academy during a call-in session. The public may offer comments on the training academy
or OSHP generally by calling 614-387-7488 at the following times: for the training academy, Monday 2-4
p.m.; for OSHP, Tuesday, 2-4 p.m.
The public call-in session provides an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions about the
accreditation process, or comment on OSHP professionalism and compliance with standards. Comments will
be taken by CALEA assessors.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the OSHP’s ability to comply with the standards for
accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc. (CALEA), 13575
Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155.
In addition, a virtual hearing is scheduled via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. In order
to participate, email the patrol’s accreditation manager, Carrie Jarka, at [email protected] and a
link will be emailed prior to the virtual hearing.