Welcome to the L.E.A.C.T. website! This site was designed to make it easier for the L.E.A.C.T. Community to access services, locate other agencies, and improve overall communications. The Officers and the Compact are dedicated to assisting all agencies in achieving/maintaining accreditation with C.A.L.E.A. We hope you find this site informative, easy to use and helpful as your agency pursues/retains accreditation. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Be sure to email any member for upcoming mocks, onsites, and other CALEA events. We also maintain an email distribution group for member to send out requests for information in support of accreditation efforts.
LEACT is an acronym for “Law Enforcement Accreditation Coalition of Tennessee”. We are a state compact whose members represent law enforcement entities all across Tennessee.
We exist to support any Tennessee agency in their endeavor to achieve initial “accredited” status or to maintain their existing “accredited” status. We do this by networking with other members across the state to share information, ideas, policies, or procedures, etc. in pursuit of fulfilling these goals. We also coordinate and support agencies by volunteering to assist with “mock assessments” prior to an agencies’ actual on-site. Mock assessments are a crucial and integral part of the accreditation process. (For information about scheduling a mock assessment, contact the LEACT President.)
LEACT members meet quarterly at pre-determined locations across the state to provide training and to discuss recent conference information/training, agency on-sites, mock assessments, and to conduct other general business matters. Meetings are generally held shortly after each CALEA conference three times a year with a banquet at the end of each year. (Meeting locations are scheduled by the LEACT Vice-President.
LEACT was formed in 1988 when several agencies from across the state made the decision to apply for and pursue the accreditation process. Members from the Metro-Nashville Police Department, the Brentwood Police Department, the Jackson Police Department, the Maryville Police Department, and the Knoxville Police Department were instrumental in forming LEACT.
The first LEACT Officers were as follows;
President – Deborah Faulkner of the Metro-Nashville Police Department
Vice-President – Barney Crews of the Jackson Police Department
Secretary/Treasurer – Martin Lyles of the Brentwood Police Department
Past Presidents consist of:
Jeff Hughes of the Brentwood Police Department.
Virgil Hubbard of the Knoxville Police Department.
The current LEACT Board of Directors consist of:
President - Kristin King of the Brentwood Police Department
Vice-President - Kenny Jowers of the Dyersburg Police Department.
Secretary- Cheryl Cain of the TBI.
Treasurer- Anna Frank of the Nashville Airport Authority Police.
In recent years, our compact, LEACT, has grown to include in excess of 60 member agencies.
What does LEACT membership cost?
Membership dues are $300 a year per agency. Applications may be obtained directly from the LEACT Secretary.
What is TRIPAC?
LEACT (Tennessee compact) agencies also join together with the Georgia state compact agencies and the Alabama state compact agencies to form TRIPAC, which provides a much greater number of members for similar purposes. LEACT and TRIPAC each represent a “collective voice” that is recognized and highly regarded by CALEA in all accreditation related matters. TRIPAC agency members meet once a year at a location that rotates between the three TRIPAC states to host training and networking opportunities. There are no additional dues for this compact.
For additional information about LEACT or the accreditation process in general, please contact one of your LEACT officers or any agency member.
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