DPS UPPD Receives CALEA Re-Accreditation
Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police, Maureen S. Rush, announced today that the University of Pennsylvania Police Department has received CALEA re-accreditation at the Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation level.
In March 2001, The University of Pennsylvania Police Department was awarded its first Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®), which administers a rigorous accreditation process whereby law enforcement agencies must adhere to over 440 standards, codes and state-of-the-art practices. The UPPD was the first Pennsylvania university police department to receive this prestigious recognition.
The vote was unanimous to grant re-accreditation at the Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation level. This was the 7th cycle for a total of 18 consecutive years of accreditation. With this re-accreditation, the Department is considered exemplary in the field of law enforcement and will pave the way to increased professionalism within the standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.