Union Pacific police seeks law enforcement accreditation
OMAHA, NE Feb. 23, 2017 The Union Pacific Police Department is seeking public input as it pursues its third accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the national credentialing authority for law enforcement and other public agencies. CALEA will conduct an on-site assessment of Union Pacific March 13-15.
"CALEA's accreditation is the gold standard in law enforcement and we voluntarily seek its assessment to ensure we join major law enforcement agencies in meeting rigorous requirements," said Robert Morrison, Union Pacific police chief. "Receiving community feedback is an important part of the process and we encourage community members to share their thoughts as we demonstrate our commitment to law enforcement excellence."
CALEA's on-site evaluation seeks to confirm the Union Pacific Police Department maintains its rigorous standards in policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. The agency's assessment process includes public comment opportunities addressing Union Pacific's compliance to CALEA standards.
Union Pacific and CALEA encourage community members to provide feedback by calling (877) 859-9008, Tuesday, March 14, between 1 and 3 p.m. CST. A public hearing follows at the Residence Inn-Downtown in Omaha, Nebraska, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Comments are limited to 10 minutes at both forums.
Written comments can be mailed to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainsville, Virginia, 22030-2215 or www.calea.org.
ABOUT UNION PACIFIC
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2016, Union Pacific invested approximately $34 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.