Accreditation team invites public comment in assessment of Fresno State Police Department

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Accreditation team invites public comment in assessment of Fresno State Police Department

A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators will arrive at Fresno State on April 28 to examine all aspects of the Fresno State Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operation and support services.

The visit, which will take place the week of April 28, is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement and public safety professional excellence.

“The assessment team is composed of experienced campus law enforcement professionals,” said Fresno State Police Lt. Jennifer Curwick. “The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and inspect facilities where compliance can be witnessed. Once the assessors complete their review, they will report back to IACLEA, which will then decide if the department is to be granted accreditation status.”

As part of the review process, university personnel, students and the public are invited to offer their comments about Fresno State Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards of accreditation about how the Fresno State Police Department performs by calling the assessment team at 559.278.4295 between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday, April 29.

The assessment team will comprise team leader Sgt. Kevin Roberto, University of Connecticut Police Department (retired), and  Sonya Johnson, Police Planning and Research Manager, Albany (Georgia) Police Department.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments may send them to IACLEA Office of Director of Professional Services, 1110 Bonifant St., Suite 330, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Fresno State’s Police Department has to comply with 215 standards to achieve accreditation status. Lt. Curwick is overseeing the department’s accreditation application.

“The overall process has truly been a team effort by individuals who have assisted in policy and procedure development, crafting operations procedures, organizing equipment and inventories, capital improvement projects and conducting training,” Curwick said.

Accreditation is for four years, during which time the department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

Copies of the standards are available for review at the Fresno State Police Department located at 2311 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, CA 93740. Please Contact Amy Luna at 559.278.6875.