Oklahoma State Senator Darrell Weaver of Moore reappointed as commissioner for national law enforcement group

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma state Senator Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, has been reappointed as commissioner of a national law enforcement organization aimed at improving public safety.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Police Executive Research Forum.

“It is an honor to be asked to continue as commissioner for CALEA. I believe public safety is one of the most important functions of government,” Weaver said.“My experience as a former law enforcement officer and director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, coupled with my experience here in the Senate, is further enhanced by my work with CALEA as I work to strengthen public safety.”

The purpose of CALEA’s accreditation programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a body of standards developed by law enforcement practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives.

According to a state Senate staff press release sent to CapitolBeatOK.com and other news organizations, CALEA’s “goals are to strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities; formalize essential management procedures; establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices; improve service delivery; solidify inter-agency cooperation and coordination; and increase community and staff confidence in the agency.”