Police Department Accreditation
In April 2021, the UC Davis Police Department achieved full accreditation for a four-year term through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
The Police Department applied for accreditation in 2018 and completed a mock accreditation in 2019. This process toward accreditation means not just updating policies and practices to bring the department in line with the best professional practices, but also committing to continuous self-assessment to ensure that the department remains up to date in serving the community.
The IACLEA is the largest professional organization dedicated to excellence in public safety and security in higher education. The association provides its member agencies with resources in training, research, advocacy, education and professional services.
In a message to the campus community, Police Chief Joseph Farrow explained the motivation behind seeking IACLEA accreditation:
"While I understand the accreditation process can be challenging, I believe we all want the same thing; to be a national model in campus law enforcement, with a reputation of having sound policies and procedures, staffed by well-trained, professional members. I strongly believe we can accomplish that together through accreditation."