Public comment invited in assessment of the SF State Police Department
— A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Inc. will visit San Francisco State University from Monday, June 25, to Thursday, June 28, to examine all aspects of the University Police’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. The assessment team’s verification that the University Police Department meets the commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. As part of the on-site assessment, University employees and other members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. The session will be held at SF State in Facilities Training Room 101, located in the Corporation Yard A Building, located on North State Drive (at Lake Merced Boulevard, just south of Winston Drive).
Comments to the assessment team may also be made between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, June 25, by calling (415) 405-3807.
Written comments about the SF State Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation may be mailed to CALEA, 13575 Hearthcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
Telephone and in-person comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the ability of the University Police to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available for review at the SF State Police Department, located on North State Drive (at Lake Merced Boulevard, just south of Winston Drive). Local contact is Martha Villanueva, who is serving as accreditation manager of the San Francisco State University Police. For details, call (415) 338-3950.
The University Police Department must comply with 480 standards to maintain accredited status. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.
Once the commission’s assessors complete their review on the SF State campus, they report back to the full commission, which will then decide if the SF State Police Department is to be reaccredited. Accreditation is for three years, during which the department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was accredited.
Assessors are: Jason Cassalia, Captain at the Manlius Police Department at New York and team member John Dolan, Lieutenant at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at Missouri. For further information regarding CALEA, write to The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Hearthcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155, call (703) 352-4225; or e-mail email@example.com.
The San Francisco State University Police Department is voluntarily seeking accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), an independent accrediting authority established by the four major law enforcement membership associations: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA); and Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). As part of CALEA’s onsite assessment, University employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Starting at 1:00 p.m.
Facilities Training Room 101
Corporation Yard A Building
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Individuals unable to attend the public information session may phone in comments on
Monday, June 25, 2012 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. by calling (415) 405-3807 or comments may be sent to:
13575 Heathcote Boulevard
Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155
For additional information contact the
San Francisco State University Police Department
Accreditation Manager Martha Villanueva at (415) 338-3950.