A police accreditation assessment team will be on the Purdue campus from July 22-24 to verify that the university’s police department meets its professional standards for reaccreditation.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services, according to a news release.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 4 p.m. July 23. The session will be in Room 2001 of the Martin Jischke Biomedical Engineering Building, 206 S. Martin Jischke Drive.
Agency employees and members of the community also are invited to offer comments from 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 23 by calling 765-496-8371. Comments will be taken by the CALEA assessment team.
Telephone comments, as well as opportunities to speak at the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Purdue University Police Department and online at https://www.calea.org/law-enforcement/standards-titles. The local contact is Purdue Police Lt. Allen Myles at 765-494-8221.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Purdue University Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.
The Purdue Police Department has been accredited through CALEA since 2009. The accreditation lasts four years before the reaccreditation process starts anew.