The University of New Hampshire Police Department will participate in an on-site assessment April 2-5, 2013, as part of a process to renew its national accreditation by verifying that it meets professional law enforcement standards.
As part of this on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessors at a public information session Wednesday April 3, 2013, beginning at 5:30 pm. in Theater II in the Memorial Union Building. Additionally, telephone comments can be addressed to the assessors by calling 603-862-4781 between the hours of 1 and 2 pm. April 3.
All comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the University Police Department, 18 Waterworks Road, during regular business hours.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), this program requires agencies to comply with standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operation, and support services. The UNH Police Department was first granted recognition status in 2004, followed by full CALEA accreditation in 2007, and reaccreditation in 2010. In addition, the department was accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administration (IACLEA) in 2008.
During this period of review, the UNH Police Department will demonstrate to the on-site assessors that the department continues to comply with the more than 400 professional standards established by the national CALEA organization.