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Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement to Evaluate Drexel Department of Public Safety Communications Center and Police Department

June 28, 2021

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The Drexel University Police Department and Public Safety Communications Center are seeking assistance from the University community in their law enforcement accreditation process through an open forum or through written comments.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will conduct a virtual visit July 6-8 to evaluate all aspects of the Drexel University Public Safety Communications Center (DUPSCC) and Police Department (DUPD) policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the Drexel and surrounding community are invited to offer comments by calling 215.571.3596 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for the Drexel Police and 1-3 p.m. for the Communications Center.

Agency personnel and members of the Drexel and surrounding community are also invited to attend a virtual public discussion for the Police Department starting at 3 p.m. on July 7. The link to register is: drexel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkfuuoqTwiHddVxx54uVmRsZnho2x5fonc.

Telephone comments as well as virtual appearances at the public information session are limited to ten minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at Drexel’s Department of Public Safety located at 3201 Arch Street, room 350.

A telecommunications dispatch center.

Written comments pertaining to the department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are also encouraged and can be mailed to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International, Inc. (APCO).

For more information on Drexel’s accreditation process, contact Caneshia Bailey, DUPSCC Accreditation Manager at 215.895.0258 / cts58@drexel.edu or Jane Kelly, DUPD Accreditation Manager at 215.895.6345 / jbk53@drexel.edu.

News Media Contact

Niki Gianakaris, Director, Media Relations, Office of University Communications
215.895.6741 or ngianakaris@drexel.edu