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Immediate Release                                                   

 

 

ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT

Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety and Security

 

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive October 21-23, 2014, to examine all aspects of the Department of Campus Safety and Security’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Assistant Vice President Terence M. Calloway announced today.  The Department of Campus Safety and Security has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

 

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members, the University community and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available through Department’s Accreditation Manager, Vicki Cutcliffe, at 850-251-0872.  The standards are also available at: http://www.flaccreditation.org/docs/standards/CFA%20Standards%20Manual%20Fourth%20Edition%204.0.31.pdf.

 

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

Florida Accreditation Office, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302, or email to info@flaccreditation.org.

 

The Accreditation Program Manager for the FAMU Department of Campus Safety and Security is William Walls.  He said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.  The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.  The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Chief Darryl Daniels from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.  Other team members include Lieutenant Christopher Salsman of the Punta Gorda Police Department and Sergeant Andy Joiner of the University of North Florida Department of Police and Public Safety.

 

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status.  The Department’s accreditation is for 3 years.  Verification by the team that FAMU Department of Campus Safety and Security meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation; a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Assistant Vice President Calloway said.