LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - An important, week-long inspection of Lowndes County's 911 dispatch center began Monday.
The Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) began the process of determining if the dispatch center would get to keep its CALEA accreditation.
Media was not allowed inside during the inspection Monday. The dispatch center first received accreditation in 2003 and as of Monday was one of only four dispatch centers in the state and one of only 46 in the nation to be accredited by CALEA.
The inspection happens once every three years and makes sure the center's processes and procedures meet CALEA's standards. "They are here this week to actually do their assessment, to make sure that all our documents here, all of our policies, all of our procedures, are following those initial criteria that we set out here," explained Lowndes County Public Information Officer Paige Dukes.
On Wednesday, March 4th, citizens can call the center at 229-251-8035 from 3-5 p.m. and offer their comments about the center to the inspectors.