Public Hearing for UNH Police Department Accreditation
Contact:  Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
April 6, 2007

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) will host a public hearing Monday, April 23, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building’s Theatre II as part of a four-day review of the University of New Hampshire Police Department’s application for accreditation. Members of the university and great Durham community are encouraged to attend.

In January of 2004 the UNH Police Department received a Certificate of Recognition from CALEA. After a lengthy self-assessment process, the department is seeking a Certificate of Accreditation. A three-person assessment team will arrive in Durham on April 21, 2007, for a four-day review of the department’s proofs of compliance with applicable CALEA standards.

The public hearing is an important component of the process that allows the assessment team to learn more about the department’s interaction with the greater university community and other agencies that work collaboratively with the University Police Department. This public hearing allows anyone to speak directly to the assessors and share comments and perceptions of the University Police Department. Also, on that same day, between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m., assessors will be available by telephone for anyone wishing to speak them. They can be contacted directly at (603) 767-7013.