Law enforcement accreditation is set to the same standards as accreditation programs
required for schools, hospitals, and other professional entities. The law enforcement
accreditation program is recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security is responsible for
maintaining compliance with all-state and national accreditation standards as established
by the respective accreditation commissions. The standards by which the agency is
measured specify what should be addressed in the agency policies and procedures. The
standards evaluate all facets of an agency including administration, patrol, investigations,
personnel, internal affairs, prisoner security, traffic, use of force, and more.
Accreditation is awarded by an independent reviewing committee who conducts an on-site
evaluation of the agency. Attaining accredited status demonstrates to the community
that an agency is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional law
enforcement service. The accreditation of an agency is awarded for a multi-year period
upon which the agency must apply for re-accreditation.
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security is the first and
the only historically black college and university (HBCU) law enforcement agency to
be accredited by three separate law enforcement accrediting bodies: the Commission
for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Accreditation (IACLEA), and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA).
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security was awarded its
initial accreditation by the Commission of Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation,
Inc. (CFA) in February 2015 and reaccredited in February 2018 and February 2021; and
by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
on May 2018 and reaccredited in May 2021.
In November 2020, Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security was awarded its initial
Advanced Law Enforcement accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation for Law
Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Re-evaluation of the agency occurs every three years
for CFA and every four years for IACLEA and CALEA.
The Department will be assessed for re-accreditation in December of 2023 for CFA,
in March of 2025 for IACLEA, and in June 2024 for CALEA.