March 4, 2015
FAMU Police Department Awarded Accreditation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Campus Safety and Security at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) is among a small group of state university police departments to receive a prestigious recognition.
Recently, the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) awarded the division initial accreditation status, making it only the seventh state university police department to receive the acknowledgement.
An extensive independent inspection of departmental policies and procedures was conducted in October 2014. Officials reviewed written documentation and agency operations, conducted personnel interviews, and held facility inspections to ensure compliance with the accreditation standards set by the CFA.
Achieving accredited status is the highest recognition of excellence in law enforcement and provides reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, and increased community advocacy.
Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Terence M. Calloway, MJA, accepted the notice of accreditation on behalf of the department.
“Achieving accreditation proves that the men and women of the FAMU Department of Campus Safety and Security meet the highest level of professionalism. It is my goal to maintain this status of excellence,” said Calloway.