A team of assessors for the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive on Tuesday, December 11 to examine all aspects of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. Verification by the team that DPS meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence. As part of the assessment, students, employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, December 11 at 2 p.m. The session will be conducted at Hemenway Hall 211, on the UH Mānoa campus.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. Students, employees and members of the public may call (808) 956-4361 on Tuesday, December 11 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety. Please contact Daniel Tuttle at (808) 956-9802 for more information.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
UH Mānoa DPS must comply with 293 standards in order to gain accredited status. Said Chief Andrew Black, “We have been working towards accreditation for several years, strengthening department policies and heightening our standards. This has truly been a department-wide effort and we are looking forward to achieving this standard of excellence within our industry.”
Accreditation lasts four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports and participate in annual remote web-based assessments attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email [email protected].
About UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety
UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety is a unit of Campus Services, under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Finance, and Operations. The department operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to patrol and respond to reports of crime or suspicious activity on UH Mānoa’s campus. DPS also offers a variety of crime prevention and awareness programs, which are available through the department’s Community Policing Unit. Additional services include a campus safety escort service, emergency call boxes, emergency management and response and more. For information, please visit the DPS website.