Division of Public Safety invites feedback as part of accreditation process

Beginning Oct. 23, a team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will examine all aspects of Case Western Reserve University Division of Public Safety’s policy and procedures, management, operation and support services as part of a voluntary accreditation process.

Members of the university community, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team on Monday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. by calling 216.706.9061. Telephone comments must address the division’s ability to comply with IACLEA’s standards.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the CWRU Division of Public Safety’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to jmurphy@iaclea.org.

To achieve accreditation—an esteemed recognition of campus public safety excellence—the CWRU Division of Public Safety has to comply with 227 standards that are viewed as best practices and appropriate criteria for the effective and efficient operations of a campus public safety agency. 

The assessment team will review written materials, interview individuals, and inspect facilities where compliance can be witnessed, then report their findings to IACLEA, which will then decide if the division is to be granted accredited status. Accreditation is for four years, during which time the division must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

The assessors are experienced, out-of-state campus law enforcement professionals: accreditation manager Denise Schulze and Major Cleveland Smith (retired). Case Western Reserve’s accreditation manager is Jeffrey Daberko, associate director of administration.