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Welcome: By Mayor Michael B. Coleman

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The Columbus Division of Police (CPD), The Ohio State University, Department of Public Safety, Police Division (OSU PD), The State of Ohio Accreditation Resource (SOAR) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) are proud to announce that the 2013 CALEA Summer Conference will be held from July 30 through August 3, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St. Approximately 900 public safety professionals from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Barbados will attend this conference. We personally invite and encourage you to participate in this event.

We are extremely pleased that Columbus was chosen for the 2013 Conference! CALEA is an international accrediting organization with nearly 1,000 agency members throughout the world and 73 in Ohio. CALEA’s mission is to promote the best law enforcement practices, through policy management and law enforcement standards compliance. This effort promotes more effective law enforcement, greater public safety, and feelings of well-being within our individual communities. CPD received its initial accreditation award in 1999 and has been reaccredited every three years. OSU PD will be seeking its first accreditation award at the 2013 conference.