UB Police schedule accreditation visit

Published November 1, 2012

An accreditation assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA┬«) will examine all aspects of the UB Police Department as part of the university’s program to achieve recognition by verifying it meets professional standards.

During its visit to UB on Nov. 18-20, the team will examine the department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, according to Chief Gerald W. Schoenle Jr. University Police, which already is accredited through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, embarked on this accreditation process to ensure the department meets the highest standards set for police agencies.

Verification by the assessors that the UB’s Police Department meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain recognition—a highly prized acknowledgement of professional excellence, Schoenle explains.

“Acquiring national accreditation through CALEA is one more step in our agency’s pursuit of professional excellence,” he says.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the UB community are invited to offer comments during a public call-in session from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at 645-2229. Comments will be taken by the on-site assessor.

These telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available in Bissell Hall, North Campus. The local contact is Lt. Scott Marciszewski at 645-2228.

Those wishing to submit written comments about UB’s ability to comply with standards for recognition may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Va., 22030-2215, or to http://www.calea.org.