University Police to Be Assessed for Reaccreditation

Posted: August 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason University Police department is scheduled for an on-site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) on Monday, Aug. 11. A session for public comments will be held at 3 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D5, on the Fairfax Campus.

University employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 703-426-3551 on Aug. 11 between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Comments will be taken by the assessment team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the police department’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the George Mason University Police Department. The local contact is Lt. Kevin Barrett, 703-993-2814.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the George Mason University Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to CALEA, 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030-2215 or through the CALEA web site.

The assessment is part of the voluntary process initiated by the department to gain reaccreditation. The assessment team will examine all aspects of the department’s policy and procedures, management, operation and support services.

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