CALEA Assessment Public Announcement
The University of Pennsylvania Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to retain its accredited status with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The assessment is to verify that the University of Pennsylvania Police Department is in compliance with professional law enforcement standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), a nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Virginia, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
– Agency employees and the general public are invited to offer comments by calling 215-573-6675 on TUESDAY, December 11, 2012 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the on-site Assessment Team.
– Agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012 beginning at 1:15 PM. The session will be conducted in the UPPD Headquarters Building located at 4040 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Comments will be taken by the on-site Assessment Team.
All comments both by telephone and in person, comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the UPPD Headquarters Building. Local contact is Sergeant Michael Belisairo, Accreditation Manager, phone number 215-573-5681.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the University of Pennsylvania Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), CALEA 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.