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National review group renews Cherokee 911 accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) renews the Cherokee E 9-1-1 Center’s accreditation. Pictured (from left) are Craig Webre, president/chair of CALEA; Cherokee 911 Operations Commander Linda Miller, Administrative Commander Alice Fennell and Accreditation Manager Aaron Schwab; and Craig Hartley, CALEA executive director.

The Cherokee County E 9-1-1 Center has renewed its accreditation with a national law enforcement commission, making it only one of nine accredited dispatcher centers in Georgia, county officials announced.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) awarded the accreditation to Cherokee 911 Operations Commander Linda Miller and Administrative Commander Alice Fennell at the group’s nationwide conference in July in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program systemically reviews and internally assesses a communications center’s operations and procedures, officials said. The voluntary program began in 1999, and Cherokee 911 received its original CALEA certification in November 2011.

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