This week, the Roanoke Police Department is going through a process to keep their accreditation and they want community input.
Police say it is very important to go through this process every three years to keep their standards high in the way they serve the community.
They say this process takes a lot of preparation, but in the end it is worth it to keep their accreditation.
Monday from 1:00PM to 3:00PM this afternoon, the community is able to call in for comment by telephone and that number is 540-853-2204.
Tuesday August 15th, there will be a public meeting at 6:00 PM in the Roanoke City Council Chambers that people can attend.
The Roanoke Police Department is assessed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement.
They will be looking at 484 standards.
The police academy will also be assessed with 160 standards.
They will be looking at standards on policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.