The Cal State Northridge Department of Police Services has been reaccredited by an international association of college and university public safety administrators.
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), once again gave its seal of approval to Northridge’s 90-person department, which includes 43 civilians, 25 sworn officers, and 22 students. According to Northridge police officials, only 5 percent of police agencies are accredited.
“The set of standards utilized in the program represent the best set of practices in law enforcement and campus public safety,” said John Leonard, director of IACLEA’s accreditation and LEMAP (Loaned Executive Management Assistance Program). “It demonstrates the agency and its personnel’s commitment to their constituency.”
A two-person team visited the campus in March and evaluated the areas such as administration, management, support services, policies and procedures. Faculty, staff and students were also encouraged to provide comments on police services.
There are 236 standards that a department must meet to receive accreditation.
“It’s important for the CSUN community to know that their police department follows the best practices of the law enforcement profession in all that we do to serve the community,” said CSUN Police Chief Anne Glavin. “This means that they can be assured of the highest degree of professional standards and quality service.”
Cal State Northridge Department of Police Services helped IACLEA pilot the accreditation program. The department was first accredited in 2008.