UPD Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

March 05, 2020

 

A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will visit the Stanislaus State campus on April 5, 2020 to examine all aspects of the University Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operation and support services.

According to Chief of Police Clint Strode, verification by the team that our University Police Department meets IACLEA’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of campus public safety professional excellence.

University community members and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (209) 667-3114 on April 6 between the hours of 1-3 p.m.  Comments will be taken by the assessment team. The IACLEA accreditation standards manual is available on the IACLEA website.

Written comments about the University Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may be sent to IACLEA Accreditation, 1110 Bonifant Street, Suite 330, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

In order to achieve accreditation, the Stanislaus State University Police Department has to comply with 215 standards, Strode said.

The Accreditation Manager for the University Police Department is Lt. Matt Dillon.  The assessment team is comprised of experienced campus law enforcement professionals from out-of-state: Mr. Robert Fey, Associate Director of Public Safety, Ball State University (Retired); and Tamara McCullough, Lieutenant and Accreditation Manager, Indiana State University Police Department.  The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and inspect facilities where compliance can be witnessed. Once the assessors complete their review, they will provide a report back to IACLEA, which then will decide if the department is to be granted accredited status.

Accreditation is for four years, during which time the department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with the accreditation standards.