It is important to a community that its police department adheres to the highest of professional standards. Accreditation through CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) and IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators) assures adherence to the highest standards of the law enforcement profession. We hope you find this information beneficial and educational.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions and organizations evaluate and improve their overall professional conduct and performance.
Nine Delaware agencies have been awarded accreditation by CALEA while UD is the only police department in Delaware to be accredited by IACLEA.
Operating a police department in accordance with CALEA and IACLEA standards is a proven management model. Integrity, accountability, and high professional standards are the hallmark of our department as well as the foundations of the CALEA standards. When you embrace such standards, the agency can operate efficiently and professionally. The accreditation process demonstrates our commitment to these standards.
The entire accreditation process demands considerable resources and commitment from our agency. As we believe in the high standards promulgated by CALEA and IACLEA, we have committed our resources towards achieving those standards. By adhering to those high standards, our agency will function with the highest degree of integrity, accountability, and professionalism. The community we serve expects the best and we will constantly strive to meet or exceed those expectations.
CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) maintains an access portal which allows for comment and feedback with regard to candidate agencies seeking initial accreditation or reaccreditation status.
The purpose of the CALEA Public Comment Portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence. The University of Delaware Police Department is currently accredited by CALEA under the Law Enforcement and Communications Center programs.
IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.
Please use this link in order to leave an accreditation related commendation or concern for the University of Delaware Police Department : Accreditation Public Comment Portal
Additional information about CALEA, the accreditation process and standards can be found at:
- CALEA Website
- CALEA Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies
- CALEA Standards for Public Safety Communications Agencies