University Police Department to Host Mock Assessment for Reaccreditation


Beginning May 15, 2012 the Jacksonville State University Police Department will be hosting a mock assessment in preparation for a reaccreditation bid by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in August, 2012. The mock assessment team will include Sergeant Mary Surrett from the Talladega Police Department, Lieutenant Lynda Woods from the Birmingham Police Department, and Sergeant Regina Davis from the Georgia State University Police Department. The two day mock assessment is a comprehensive review of UPD’s accreditation standards and has become an effective quality control method. 

The purpose of CALEA is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners. Accreditation allows a law enforcement agency the method to voluntarily demonstrate their commitment to excellence in law enforcement by covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives and recognizing professional excellence. 

The Jacksonville State University Police Department is dedicated in meeting the established standards of CALEA. The Jacksonville State University Police Department is one of the smallest law enforcement agencies enrolled in CALEA and one of eight law enforcement agencies in Alabama to be accredited.  We were awarded our initial accreditation in November 1997. CALEA accreditation occurs in three year award cycles.  We received our most recent in 2009. 

Anyone with questions about the accreditation and the Jacksonville State University Police Department should contact the Accreditation Manager, Sergeant Rob Schaffer at 256-782-5277.