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UC Police achieve accreditation from international organization

Following a successful assessment by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the University of Cincinnati Public Safety Department is pleased to announce that the UC Police Division has earned accreditation.

Agencies accredited by IACLEA adhere to the highest professional standards. IACLEA-accredited institutions must meet more than 210 standards that reflect the best professional requirements and practices for campus public safety agencies. The state-of-the-art standards are in four basic areas: policy and procedures; administration; operations; and support services.

“It was obvious that the University of Cincinnati Police Division had dedicated a great deal of time and effort toward the creation of comprehensive policies and standard operating procedures, and was well-prepared for their on-campus assessment. As such, we were pleased to recommend that the agency receive IACLEA accreditation. This is certainly an achievement of which the agency and the UC community should be proud,” said Robert Fey, IACLEA Lead Accreditation Assessor. He assessed the UCPD from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2019, along with with IACLEA Assessor Tamara McCullough.

Accreditation is for four years, during which time the department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. After four years, the agency can apply to be reaccredited.

“Receiving accreditation from IACLEA is a major accomplishment for the UCPD. It demonstrates to our community that we operate with quality policing procedures and we are committed to continued improvement,” UCPD Chief Maris Herold said.

Featured image at top: From left: Director of Emergency Management Edward Dadosky, Assistant Chief Dudley Smith, Chief Maris Herold, Organizational Development Coordinator John Dejarnette, IACLEA Lead Assessor Robert Fey, Captain Rodney Carter, Director James Whalen, Captain Dave Hoffman, Captain Jeffrey Thompson and IACLEA Assessor Tamara McCollough stand in the University of Cincinnati Emergency Operations Center on Sept. 30, 2019.