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Tulane Police Department seeks national accreditation

June 25, 2015

Mike Strecker
Phone: 504-865-5210
mstreck@tulane.edu

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Jon Barnwell, Tulane superintendent of police.

Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive at Tulane University on July 12 to examine all aspects of the Tulane police department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the team that the Tulane Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain CALEA accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. If successful, Tulane will be the first university in the state to be CALEA accredited.

As part of the assessment, Tulane employees and the public are invited to offer comments July 13 at 3 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium, Room 205 of the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane’s uptown campus.

The public may also submit comments by calling (504) 862-8660 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 13, or by emailing rscott@calea.org no later than July 10th. Enter “Citizen Comment-Tulane University PD-CALEA On-Site-July 12-14, 2015” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

The CALEA assessment team includes Glen Allen, chief of the State Capitol Police in Raleigh, North Carolina and Major Carolyn Consoli from the University of Maryland’s Department of Public Safety.

The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors will then report back to the full Commission, which will decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.

Accreditation is for four years during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.  

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write or call the Commission at (703) 352-4225.  

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