JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSX Transportation's
(CSXT) police and security team will meet with representatives of the
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) as part
of accreditation in law enforcement standards.
The accreditation process includes headquarters and field visits, and
public access telephone call-in sessions, during which people are invited to
comment on their perceptions of CSXT's police activities and the company's
Public Safety Coordination Center.
Like other major railroads, CSXT operates its own certified police force
with commissioned railroad police officers to maintain the safety and security
of the public and the freight entrusted to the railroad. The CSXT police
department has officers responsible for partnerships with public police
agencies and for public safety and law enforcement in 23 states.
In addition to its traditional law enforcement duties, the police
department also includes several specialty units including rapid response,
environmental crimes, cargo theft and canine teams.
The accreditation includes a detailed review by CALEA representatives of
strategic plans, human resources, equipment, evidence and property control,
training, investigative procedures, and communications, among other areas.
The public is welcome to call 1-877-541-8531 from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, August
23, to voice any comments on CSXT law enforcement activities.
In addition, CSXT's Public Safety Coordination Center, which handles
incoming calls for emergency incidents, will host a separate public call-in
session on Monday, August 17, between 3-6 p.m. by calling toll free
1-877-541-8532. The center is staffed by specially trained personnel who
dispatch company police officers and can communicate quickly with all critical
company functions, government security agencies and first responders.
CSX Transportation Inc. is a principal operating company of CSX
Corporation. CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the
leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. The company's transportation network spans 21,000 miles
with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects
to more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX
Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at the company's web site,
SOURCE CSX Transportation
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