CALEA Accreditation and Policy Review
University Police at University Park was previously accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). In 2017, police stations at 22 Penn State campuses, including University Park, centralized into one police agency. Now, the newly centralized department is working toward accreditation with CALEA, which includes an outside review of all Penn State police policies.
UPPS understands the importance of providing key information to the public as it relates to the role of law enforcement in the community. Therefore, through our Transparency and Accountability Initiative effort, the public now has access to key policies, which the public has expressed interest in reviewing.
Here is a list of individual policies that may be of interest to the Penn State community:
5.3 Reporting And Investigating Force
5.9 Preventing Biased Police Practices
5.11 Officer Discretion And Arrest Alternatives
5.14 Electronic Control Weapons
You can view all public policies here: University Police and Public Safety Policy Manual
To request alternative media, call 814-865-1864 and request to be connected to the UPPS Public Information Officer.