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Police Accreditation

 

CALEAIACLEA

 

The University of Texas at San Antonio Police Department is a dually accredited department with The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

The UTSA Police Department was awarded accreditation status on December 6, 2008.

 

Mission Statement:

The UTSA Police Department’s Accreditation team is dedicated to improving the department’s delivery of public safety services to University students, faculty, and staff. By establishing and administering an accreditation process that implements and observes a body of standards and policies, the department is equipped in maintaining a high level of integrity and excellence in carrying out its duties and responsibilities to the citizens of the UTSA community, as well as external stakeholders.


Benefits to Accreditation:

  • Accreditation requires an agency to develop a comprehensive, well thought out, uniform set of written directives. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.
  • Accreditation standards provide the necessary reports and analyses a Chief Executive Officer needs to make fact-based, informed management decisions.
  • Accreditation requires a preparedness program be put in place – so an agency is ready to address natural or man-made unusual occurrences.
  • Accreditation is a means for developing or improving upon an agency’s relationship with the community.
  • Accreditation strengthens an agency’s accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.
  • Being Accredited can limit an agency’s liability and risk exposure because it demonstrates that internationally recognized standards for law enforcement have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside CALEA-trained assessors.

 

For More Information, Contact:


Gene Garcia, Program Manager (210) 458-6687 gene.garcia@utsa.edu