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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeks re-accreditation

tbiNashville – Final preparations are underway for the on-site assessment of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation by representatives of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

CALEA accreditation means that an agency has met the highest law enforcement standards. This extremely high quality of assessment assures fairness within the TBI and throughout the entire State of Tennessee. The accredited status has also helped the TBI in their recruitment of highly trained agents and overall credibility throughout the state.

The TBI first attained accredited status from CALEA in 1994 after developing policies and procedures that would comply with the standards set forth by CALEA

. The TBI was the third state criminal investigative agency to be accredited by CALEA. TBI was re-accredited in 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2006.

This year’s on-site assessment is scheduled for August 29 through September 2, 2009. The assessors are Captain Jeffery Pierce of the Oklahoma City Police Department and Lieutenant Ret. John B. Tucker of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Telephone comments will be accepted by the assessors on Monday August 31st, 2009 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm CDT. The number to call is 615.744.4562.

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