Celebrating the accreditation are (from left) Sylvester Daughtry, CALEA executive director; Cpl. Diana Palladino, UD Police accreditation manager; Patrick Ogden, UD chief of police; and Louis Dekmar, CALEA chairman.

National recognition

UD Police, Public Safety accredited for third time

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11:40 a.m., Dec. 4, 2013--The University of Delaware Police, Department of Public Safety have been accredited for the third time by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA).

This accreditation signifies that they have met the requirements of a highly regarded and broadly recognized body of law enforcement standards. 

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In August 2013, a team of CALEA assessors examined all aspects of the University of Delaware Police, Department of Public Safety’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. The assessors reviewed written materials and conducted interviews with Public Safety employees and members of the community to verify the department’s continued compliance with more than 370 applicable standards.  

The commission evaluates UD’s continued compliance once every three years.  The Department received its initial accreditation status in 2007 and was reaccredited in 2010. The new accreditation was official Nov. 16.

"The University of Delaware’s continued status as an accredited agency will assist our department in meeting the needs of our community and visitors to the University of Delaware," Patrick Ogden, chief of police at UD, said.  

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., please visit the commission's website

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