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CALEA accreditation assessment team invites public comment

CALEA accreditation assessment team invites public comment

JULY 23, 2021 ­— A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA®) will conduct a virtual assessment of UTSA from August 2-4. The assessment will examine all aspects of the university’s public safety policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the team that UTSA Public Safety meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation, which recognizes police departments exemplifying professional excellence.

As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3.


“Being CALEA-accredited confirms the fact that we operate using the best practices and policies in law enforcement.”



The session will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Those who wish to participate may also call into the Teams session via telephone by dialing (210) 469-0158 and entering the conference ID (684 286 604#).

Comments can also be made via telephone at (210) 458-6991 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 2. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the UTSA Public Safety office located in the Bosque Street Building on Main Campus. The local contact is accreditation manager Gene Garcia at (210) 458-6687.

UTSA Public Safety must comply with 459 standards in order to gain re-accreditation status.

“Being CALEA-accredited confirms the fact that we operate using the best practices and policies in law enforcement,” said Stephanie Schoenborn, UTSA’s interim chief of police. “CALEA accreditation is the gold standard of law enforcement accreditation.”

UTSA Public Safety received its initial CALEA accreditation award in 2008 and was re-accredited in 2011, 2014 and 2017. Accreditation status lasts four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

Persons seeking more information about CALEA accreditation standards or wishing to offer written comments about UTSA Public Safety’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation may write to:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320
Gainesville, VA 20155

They may also call (703) 352-4225 or visit the CALEA website.

Diane Gomez and Gene Garcia



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