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Virginia Tech Police invite public input on CALEA Accreditation

Jamal Jackson with the Virginia Tech Police standing beside of his car. CALEA logo on photograph.

From: Virginia Tech Police Department

As part of its commitment to Virginia Tech to continuously strive for enhanced professionalism and law enforcement excellence in public safety and community relations, the Virginia Tech Police Department has committed to meet the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, INC (CALEA) model for best practices for law enforcement.

The department received its first accreditation status in 1995 and has been awarded accreditation in every review cycle since that date. Virginia Tech is one of only 77 university police departments accredited across the country and is recognized as holding “Meritorious Advanced Accreditation with Excellence.”

The purpose of this public comment portal is to receive comments regarding the agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of positive remarks or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the Virginia Tech Police Department with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

As the Virginia Tech Police Department enters the final phases of the 2023 accreditation cycle, we invite the community to share comments through our public portal.  A link to the portal can be found here.

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