The NYU Department of Public Safety is seeking Campus Security Accreditation, and has been in self-assessment since January 2018, through the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)*. CALEA administers a rigorous accreditation process whereby campus security agencies must adhere to over 290 standards and state-of-the-art practices. The NYU Department of Public Safety is the largest university campus security department to seek this prestigious recognition and is actively preparing for its December 2019 site-based assessment. Check out the video below to learn more about the accreditation program at NYU's Department of Public Safety and contact us to let us know what you think!

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Community Notice

The New York University Department of Public Safety (DPS) is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to gain campus security accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The assessment is to verify that DPS is in compliance with professional campus security standards.

Public Comment Hotline

DPS employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling 212-992-3877 on Tuesday, December 3, from 12-2 p.m. Comments will be taken by the on-site assessment team.

In-Person Public Information Session

DPS employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments in person at a public information session on Tuesday, December 3, from 3-5 p.m. at 561 LaGuardia Place. Comments will be taken by the on-site assessment team.

All comments, both by telephone and in person, are welcomed. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the Department’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at 7 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003. The local contact is Assistant Vice President, Heba N. Gore, Accreditation Manager, at 212-992-6970.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), a nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Virginia, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Additional information can be found at www.calea.org.


*CALEA: The credentialing authority created through the joint efforts of the following four law enforcement major executive associations: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA); and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.