​​CALEA Benefits

UPD continues to seek excellence through the compliance with the standards established by CALEA, the development and revision of policies and procedures, the inspection of department activities, and the monitoring of activities and reporting required by accreditation.

Benefits to Accreditation:

  • The development of a comprehensive uniform set of written policies and procedures which provide direction to personnel and assists the agency in achieving administrative and operational goals.
  • The completion of reports and analyses a Chief Executive Officer needs to make fact-based, informed management decisions.
  • The implementation of a preparedness program to address natural or man-made unusual occurrences.
  • The developing or improving upon an agency’s relationship with the University community.
  • The strengthening of an agency’s accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.
  • Limiting an agency’s liability and risk exposure through the demonstration that internationally recognized standards for law enforcement have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside CALEA-trained assessors.
  • The continuous pursuit of professional excellence.