March 31, 2011

UAB Police preparing for re-accreditation

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Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will be on campus April 16 to examine UAB Police Department (UABPD) policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. Chief of Police Anthony Purcell says CALEA accreditation helps ensure the highest quality law-enforcement services are provided to the university community.

As part of the on-site assessment, employees and community members are invited to offer comments at a public information session from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 18 in the UAB Police Department Headquarters at 1117 14th St. South. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the UABPD’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. For a copy of those, contact Sgt. Zandral Washington at 996-2247. Written comments may be sent directly to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, VA 20155.

CALEA assessors will provide a written report of the assessment to the commission to use during the re-accreditation review. CALEA accreditation is for a three-year period.