Accreditation is a roadmap for agency leaders to chart a course for the agency and continually assess what works and what doesn't.
“The progression from ‘good’ to ‘great’ never ceases to inspire and affirm the power of this management tool.” --Peg Gant, accreditation manager, University of North Texas Police Department and IACLEA Accreditation assessor
A key component of the IACLEA Accreditation process is the objective and impartial review of the candidate agency’s compliance with applicable standards. IACLEA uses trained and experienced campus public safety professionals to conduct these evaluations. Assessors are the on-site representatives of the IACLEA Accreditation Commission to the agency seeking accreditation, the employees of the agency, and the campus community the agency serves.
Assessors follow the policy and procedures promulgated by the IACLEA Accreditation Commission. Accordingly, the assessor-agency relationship must be professional, with assessors fostering a non-adversarial climate at all times. The assessors will review all standards and verify that the agency is in compliance with those that are applicable. At the conclusion of the on-site evaluation, the assessors will prepare a written report for the Commission.
To be selected as an assessor, an assessor application, with the employing CEO's endorsement, must be on file with the IACLEA Accreditation Commission. Applications must be accompanied by a current resume. Assessors are responsible for notifying IACLEA whenever their status changes. Ranks, titles, and contact information should be updated as soon as possible.
For most on-site assessments, the team consists of a team leader and an assessor. Individuals who accept an assessor assignment must give a firm commitment for the on-site dates. The Commission staff will provide assessor names to the candidate agency. If any conflicts exist between the assessors and the agency, the conflict may be verified and an alternate assessor selected.
For additional information, please contact IACLEA Director of Professional Services Jerry Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 618-4545, or Program Coordinator Connie Pair at email@example.com or (202) 664-5168.
IACLEA thanks our friends at Corporate Partner D. Stafford & Associates for their generous sponsorship of IACLEA Accreditation.