Police Services is an accredited law enforcement agency. The intent of accreditation is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as to foster the pursuit of professional excellence. We were one of the first nationally accredited law enforcement agencies in Ohio and the second university police department in the United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The department has been recognized as a Flagship Agency by CALEA three times and received an accreditation with excellence award. These awards recognize law enforcement agencies as extraordinary examples of excellence in law enforcement accreditation. We were also designated as a Meritorious Agency for having the distinction of being accredited for more than 15 years.
CALEA provides a public comment portal to receive comments regarding our compliance with standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for continued accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns.
If you would like to make a comment regarding our accreditation process, please submit comments here:
Police Services is certified through the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. Their certification standards are designed to improve community-police relations and instill a greater confidence with the public. These standards include issues on bias-free policing, body-worn cameras, use of force, agency employee recruitment and hiring, and community engagement.