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04-30-2013 - Airport Police Earn International Certification

Reno - NV, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Police Department has earned one of the highest accreditations in the nation. Airport Police completed the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

With this achievement, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Police join an elite group of law enforcement officers and become only the third CALEA certified Police Department in all of Nevada. The CALEA certification is also recognized nationally as a high achievement, with only 580 other accredited police departments out of 18,000 in the nation.

“Earning the CALEA credential demonstrates that the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Police Department holds itself to the highest standards of law enforcement professionalism,” said Krys Bart, President/CEO of Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

CALEA represents a Gold Standard in Public Safety and sets management practices that run through all aspects of the operation. The CALEA certification resulted from a three-year process that began with a detailed review of every department policy, practice and facility. Auditors reviewed each process and the Airport Police passed a rigorous certification assessment.

“The traveling community can be reassured that they are flying through a safe and secure facility with highly trained and dedicated law enforcement officers to serve and protect the Reno-Tahoe International Airport,” continued Bart.

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority is the owner and operator of the Reno-Tahoe International and Reno-Stead Airports. Governed by a nine member Board of Trustees, the airport operates as a business, and receives no local tax dollars.

The Reno-Tahoe International is the 62nd busiest commercial airport in the nation, serving approximately 3.8 million passengers per year. With its own Police and Fire Departments, Reno-Tahoe International functions like a small city with over 2,400 employees working for a variety of companies. The airport is an important asset to the region, generating a total annual economic impact of $2 billion.

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