PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will arrive on the Brown University campus May 1, 2010, to begin the accreditation assessment process for Brown’s Department of Public Safety.
As part of the on-site assessment, all members of the Brown community are invited to offer comments at a public information session to be held in MacMillan Hall, Room 117, on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 7 p.m. The assessment team has also reserved time earlier in the day to receive community comments by telephone. Members of the community may provide comments to the assessment team by calling (401) 863-3340 between 1 and 3 p.m.
The CALEA accreditation program requires the Department of Public Safety to comply with more than 450 standards in policies, procedures, administration, operations, and support services, according to Col. Mark Porter, Brown’s chief of police and director of public safety.
Brown’s Department of Public Safety is one of only six accredited police agencies in Rhode Island and one of 47 Nationally Accredited Campus Law Enforcement Agencies in the country. The department received its initial accreditation in July 1998, and was reaccredited in November 2007.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Brown University Department of Public Safety’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation may send their comments to:
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc.
10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-2215.
Additional information about the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is available by writing to the above address, by calling (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225, or by visiting www.calea.org.