The University Police Department at Stanislaus State has joined a prestigious group of university and college public safety agencies in earning accreditation from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
Earning the designation for excellence in campus public safety, accredited agencies show greater accountability and competency and demonstrate best practices in operations, training, administration and human resources. They comply with stringent professional standards as validated by campus public safety peers while retaining policies and programs that are unique to the needs of their campus community.
“The Police Department at Stanislaus State is continuously seeking to ways to evolve through refinement of policies and procedures,” said Chief of Police Clint Strode. “Our campus rightfully expects our officers to maintain the highest standards, and robust policies and procedures to ensure accountability. This accreditation process opened our department to independent evaluators from across the United States — experts who examined every aspect of how we conduct business. Stanislaus State is now among a very small number of colleges and universities who can claim this honor.”
Fewer than two percent of colleges and universities receive such accreditation and Stan State joins Fresno, Northridge and San Francisco in the CSU system with the designation.
The voluntary process for earning accreditation involves submitting an application, undergoing an in-depth self-evaluation, an on-campus visit from IACLEA representatives and a review of all information gathered by an assessment committee. Accreditation is awarded for a four-year period. Accredited agencies must submit annual reports that demonstrate they maintain the standards necessary for their elite status.