Cleveland Clinic Inviting Public Comments for Police Department Reaccreditation

The department has been accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) since 2011.

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CALEA Program Manager Sandra Liptow 216.548.8811

The Cleveland Clinic police department invites the public to offer comments Aug. 16-17, 2021, as a part of its application for accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

Anyone wishing to submit comments concerning the police department’s ability to comply with the standards of accreditation can do so in three ways – by mail, phone call or through a virtual public information session. 

Written comments should be postmarked by Aug. 16, 2021, and mailed to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.   From 4 to 5 p.m. on August 16, a team of assessors will take comments from citizens who call 216.444.2250. There will also be a virtual public information session on August 17 at 2:30 p.m. through Zoom, which members of the community can join to offer comments.  Participants interested in joining the Zoom session must register in advance via email to

“Verification by assessors that the police department meets CALEA’s best practice standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve and sustain professional excellence,” said Ron Paganelli, Commander of the Cleveland Clinic Police Department. “As an accredited agency since 2011, this process contributes to our success as a professional law enforcement agency.”

An overview of standards can be found on CALEA’S website at:


CALEA Program Manager Sandra Liptow, 216.548.8811, 

Commander Ron Paganelli, 216.444.8428,