Event Info
Host:Open Carry is a RIGHT, Mr. Manchester Policeman!
Type:Meetings - Informational Meeting
Time and Place
Date:Monday, December 15, 2008
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Public Service community room
Street:780 Commercial Street, first floor
City/Town:Manchester, NH

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) arrived Saturday, December 13, 2008 to examine all aspects of the Manchester Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.

As part of the process, the Manchester community, department employees, as well as any member of the general public is invited to comment on the agencies compliance with standards by phone or by appearance at a public hearing session. Phone calls can be made to 603-628-6111 and will be taken by assessors on Monday December 15, 2008 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The public hearing will be held that evening at 7:00 PM at the Public Service community room located at 780 Commercial Street, first floor, in Manchester. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Manchester Police Department. Inquiries should be directed to Accreditation Manager Gregory Murphy at 668-8711.

The MPD has, by their actions, made it very clear that their CALEA standards are for the purposes of accreditation only and will only be followed in the real world when convenient. The most obvious cases are inventory control and illegal detentions and searches.

Please join us in expressing our concerns that the Manchester Police Department has no intent to follow its own guidelines.