The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department (UTAPD) was awarded a full re-Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), on July 30, 2020. UTAPD has been an accredited law enforcement agency since 2006.
Accreditation is a continuous process that requires an agency to maintain compliance with over 480 standards and mandates that all standards remain updated and ready for the annual compliance reviews. These annual web-based assessments are conducted by a CALEA team. Every fourth year, assessment teams conduct an onsite visit to and review of the department. They first review the annual assessments. The assessment team then holds public meetings, phone-in sessions, conducts interviews, makes observations and collects information from stakeholders to verify the agency’s practices complement policies and achieve the intended outcomes. The department recently completed it's (virtual) fourth year onsite assessment, and successfully went before the CALEA Commission, demonstrated compliance with the standards, and was awarded the CALEA Advanced Law Enforcement Program Re-Accreditation by the Commission.
In addition, the UTAPD is accredited through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Through this process the UTAPD has successfully exhibited compliance with all applicable CALEA and IACLEA standards for Law Enforcement Agencies.
For More Information, Contact:
Amanda Moss, Accreditation Manager