Law enforcement accreditation is set to the same standards as accreditation programs required for schools, hospitals, and other professional entities. The law enforcement accreditation program is recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security is responsible for maintaining compliance with all-state and national accreditation standards as established by the respective accreditation commissions. The standards by which the agency is measured specify what should be addressed in the agency policies and procedures. The standards evaluate all facets of an agency including administration, patrol, investigations, personnel, internal affairs, prisoner security, traffic, use of force, and more.
Accreditation is awarded by an independent reviewing committee who conducts an on-site evaluation of the agency. Attaining accredited status demonstrates to the community that an agency is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional law enforcement service. The accreditation of an agency is awarded for a multi-year period upon which the agency must apply for re-accreditation.
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security is the first and the only historically black college and university (HBCU) law enforcement agency to be accredited by three separate law enforcement accrediting bodies: the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Accreditation (IACLEA), and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA).
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security was awarded its initial accreditation by the Commission of Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) in February 2015 and reaccredited in February 2018; and by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) on May 2018. In November 2020, Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security was awarded its initial Advanced Law Enforcement accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Re-evaluation of the agency occurs every three years for CFA and every four years for IACLEA and CALEA. The Department will be assessed for re-accreditation in December of 2020 for CFA, in March of 2022 for IACLEA, and in June 2024 for CALEA.
If you wish to contact the Accreditation Manager, please contact Ms. Wendy Dorival, Monday through Friday 9:00a.m.-6:00 p.m. (except university or national holidays) at 850-599-3676 or email Wendy.Dorival@famu.edu
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