December 22, 2017 | Jim Townsend
A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators will arrive on Feb. 4, 2018, to examine all aspects of University of Houston Clear-Lake Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operation, and support services, Chief Allen Hill said. University students, employees and the public can comment directly to assessors by calling 281-283-2113 on Feb. 5, 9-11 a.m.
Telephone comments must address the Department’s ability to comply with IACLEA’s standards. The IACLEA Accreditation Standards Manual is available at www.iaclea.org.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the department’s ability to comply with accreditation standards may send them to IACLEA Accreditation, 1110 Bonifant Street, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Verification by the assessment team that UH-Clear Lake Police Department meets IACLEA’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of campus public safety professional excellence, Hill said.
The department has to comply with 190 standards in order to achieve accredited status. “The women and men of the UHCL PD are focused on providing exceptional law enforcement service to the community, and being accredited ensures that we are employing the best standards and practices in the industry,” Hill said.
“Through accreditation and our commitment to excellence, we endeavor to provide a safe and welcoming campus for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors.”
UHCL Police Department’s accreditation manager, Law Enforcement Compliance Officer Kelley Reid, said the assessment team comprises experienced, out-of-state campus law enforcement professionals. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and inspect facilities. After the team’s review, it will report to IACLEA, which will decide on accreditation, Reid said.
Assessors are Chief Brian A. Seastone, University of Arizona Police Department, team leader; Patrick Wasley, retired police chief of the California State-San Francisco Police Department, and Peter A. Agnesi, retired associate vice president of the Department of Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness, Broward College.
Accreditation is for four years, during which the department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance to standards.