The Cleveland State University Police Department (CSUPD) will undergo a three-day, on site evaluation to ensure compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ (CALEA) accreditation standards. A team of CALEA assessors will conduct an on-site assessment at CSUPD from February 10 – 12, 2020. This assessment includes a dedicated public call-in session, and in-person hearing, which will occur as outlined below.
In an attempt to obtain re-accredited status, CSUPD must comply with 181 applicable professional standards. While on site, the assessors will review agency policies and practices, interview personnel and observe operations.
As part of the re-assessment, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments regarding CSUPD by telephone. The public may call (216) 687-9246 on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must directly address CSUPD’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. An overview of CALEA standards can be found on CALEA’s website at www.calea.org.
There is also an opportunity for the public to take part in an in-person hearing with the assessors. This hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 5 PM at the CSUPD headquarters, 1840 Chester Ave, Cleveland.
The CALEA assessment team is composed of public safety and law enforcement practitioners from out-of-state agencies. The Cleveland State University Police Department is seeking its first re-accreditation – all CALEA accredited agencies are reassessed every four-years.
For more information about the Cleveland State University Police Department, visit: https://www.csuohio.edu/police.