The Oregon Accreditation Alliance has issued Central Lane 911 its certificate of accreditation. This is the same accreditation authority that certified Eugene Police in 2015. Central Lane is now the third Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in Oregon to receive Communications Center Accreditation though OAA.
The accreditation is important for Central Lane 9-1-1. It is the largest of three public safety answering points in Lane County, dispatching fire and EMS services for 15 agencies (covering 87 percent of Lane County’s population), dispatching for Eugene Police, answering emergency police calls for seven other police agencies in Lane County, and serving as the point of contact for CAHOOTS team. http://www.eugene-or.gov/993/Central-Lane-9-1-1
To become accredited, Central Lane demonstrated policies and practices to meet 58 standards and for each showed proof of compliance. During the process, Central Lane 911 completed a self-assessment and prepared files for the site inspection on September 9, 2015. The association reviewed the department and its policies to ensure compliance to highest level of professional standards of accountability, management, and operations.
The Oregon Accreditation Alliance is governed by the Oregon Accreditation Alliance Board, comprised of representatives from the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association, and the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials.
Central Lane 911 will go through a recertification process every three years, with the next date in January 2019.
For more on OAA, http://www.oracall.org/