Purdue police set public meeting for accreditation process

August 9, 2012

The Purdue University Police Department will host a public information session Aug. 20 as part of an accreditation assessment program administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.

The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with professional standards in four basic areas:  policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The accreditation assessment will be held Aug. 19-21. 

Agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the conference room at the Purdue Police Department (TERY).

Agency employees and members of the community also are invited to offer comments by calling 496-6956 or 496-6958 from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 20. Comments will be taken by the assessment team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances 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. Local contact is Lt. Carol Baunach at 496-9655.

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. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.