Public Invited to Comment on Annual UAPD Accreditation Assessment

Public Invited to Comment on Annual UAPD Accreditation Assessment
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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will perform an annual remote, web-based assessment to ensure the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD) continues to meet state-of-the-art accreditation standards in four areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

As part of the assessment, UAPD employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments regarding the UAPD's ability to meet the required standards via the CALEA Public Access Portal between now and June 20, 2024.

CALEA's accreditation program is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence that strengthens an agency's reputation and relationships within the community. The program's standards clearly define authority, performance and responsibility, and can limit an agency's liability and risk exposure by ensuring it demonstrates internationally accepted standards for law enforcement.

Accreditation is valid for four years. Accredited agencies participate in annual reports and web-based assessments. UAPD became the first police department in Arkansas to receive CALEA recognition in 1995.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research and Economic Development News.


Crandall Doane Edwards, administration captain
Public Safety

Justin Freeman, senior director of administrative communications
Division of Finance and Administration


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