2022- 2023 Accreditation Awards
The IACLEA Accreditation Commission announced 13 member agencies have acquired accredited status since the 2022 annual conference. Each was recognized at the Accreditation Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 29, 2023.
Each of the departments honored elected to implement policies and procedures to comply with more than 200 applicable standards. They then documented their compliance and underwent a comprehensive evaluation by a team of independent assessors, who verified their compliance with the standards.
IACLEA's Immediate Past President, John Ojeisekhoba (left), Executive Director Paul Cell (right), and Accreditation Commission Chair Jim Nawoichyk Luedtke (middle) are pictured, congratulating agency representatives on their achievements.
The following agencies have achieved initial accreditation:
Representing the agency is Accreditation Manager Lieutenant Vanessa Gay and Chief Casey J. Davis.
The University of Houston Downtown Police Department
The University of Houston's Downtown Police Department received exceptional praise from the independent assessment team based on the agency’s 100% compliance with all applicable IACLEA Standards.
Representing the agency are Sergeant Caitlin Kent, Lieutenant Randy Crandall, Chief Michael Stanley, and Accreditation Manager Rebecca Fisk
The Montana State University Police Department
The Montana State University Police Department has the unique distinction of being the first and ONLY accredited police agency in Montana.
Supervisor Scott Lawson, Accreditation Manager Sergeant Ryan Eldred, and Director Tammy Lee represent the agency
The Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constable Service
The Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constable Service has the unique distinction of being Canada's first and ONLY accredited campus public safety agency.
The following four agencies have achieved accreditation for a second consecutive term:
Representing the agency are Support Services Director Susan Appleby, Chief Randy Repola, Accreditation Manager Tom Wilkes, and Emergency Management Director Garrey Martinez
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department
With 69 employees, the University of Colorado Medical Campus Police Department serves a 270-acre campus with a daily population of 30,000 students, faculty, and staff and 1.5 million annual patient visits to the two campus hospitals.
Representing the agency is Accreditation Manager Rodney T. Beckom
The Elon University Campus Police
The Elon Campus Police has implemented a three-step pay plan, augmented by training and performance criteria, that leaves them in the enviable position of being fully staffed and carrying no vacancies.
Representing the agency is Compliance Manager Kelley Reid and Assistant Chief of Police Andrea Black.
The University of Houston Clear Lake Police Department
The University of Houston-Clear Lake Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency with robust crime prevention programs for students, faculty, and the four-year state university staff.
Representing the agency is Assistant Chief Nicole Dailey
The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department
Serving an urban campus community of 50,000, the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department is known for its innovative approaches to issues as varied as sexual assault crimes, information technology, and officer wellness, to name just a few.
The following agency has achieved its fourth consecutive term of accreditation:
Representing the agency is Associate Director Jessica A. Luedtke, Senior Lieutenant & Accreditation Manager Kevin Clark, and Emergency Planning Coordinator Jessie Rodriguez
The Medical College of Wisconsin Public Safety
The Medical College of Wisconsin Public Safety continues to distinguish itself by maintaining responsibility for all emergency planning for the college and playing a significant role in developing business continuity and recovery planning.
The following agency has achieved its fifth consecutive term of accreditation:
Representing the agency is Chief Anthony Coleman
The Georgia State University Police Department
With 300 employees, the Georgia State University Police Department has law enforcement, safety, and security responsibility for seven campuses throughout metro Atlanta with a combined population of 51,000 students.
The following agency has achieved its sixth consecutive term of accreditation:
Representing the agency is Chief David McCoy
The University of Richmond Police Department
In the University of Richmond Police Department, training is a priority, such that all officers have received training in Crisis Intervention for responding to mental health emergencies, as well as Fair and Impartial Policing training and de-escalation training.
Three accredited agencies were unable to send representatives but were recognized:
- The Case Western Reserve University Police Department, led by Executive Director of Public Safety Megan Koeth, was awarded its second IACLEA Accreditation.
- The University of Chicago Police Department, led by Associate Vice President of Safety and Security Eric Heath, was awarded its second IACLEA Accreditation.
- The University of Arizona, led by Chief Paula Balafas, was awarded its fourth IACLEA Accreditation.
IACLEA congratulates these agencies (and all accredited agencies) for their commitment to transparency, continuous improvement, and excellence.