Cornell University Police achieves IACLEA accreditation

The Cornell University Police has achieved accreditation for the third time from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the leading authority for campus public safety. The Cornell University Police demonstrated to outside, impartial experts its compliance with national best-practice standards that denote current best practices in the profession. Fewer than 100 agencies have earned this distinctive recognition.

“We congratulate the Cornell University Police on achieving IACLEA Accreditation, a unique distinction among campus police and public safety agencies,” said IACLEA President Eric Heath, Associate Vice President for Safety & Security at the University of Chicago. “The men and women protecting your campus have proven through policy and practice the commitment to operate at the highest level of the profession.”

IACLEA Accreditation signifies an agency’s ongoing commitment to excellence and state-of-the-art performance in every aspect of its operations. The standards guide the recruitment, selection, training, and professional development of agency personnel and overall agency operations.

Among the many benefits of Accreditation are a creating a culture of professionalism, increased accountability from agency personnel and the agency as a whole and a commitment to continuous improvement to maintain high quality contemporary operations.

“The Cornell University Police are dedicated to the safety and well-being of our campus community, and with this special honor to receive confirmation that the Cornell University Police Department continues to meet the highest standards for campus law enforcement. Achieving accreditation is an important part of our accountability to our community as we look forward to the recommendations from the Public Safety Advisory Committee to reimagine public safety at Cornell.” said David Honan, Chief of the Cornell University Police.

The Cornell University Police prepared for the onsite assessment by updating policies and operations for 2017-2020, ensured the public had the opportunity to provide comments to the outside assessors, and hosted assessors on-site. The agency will seek re-Accreditation in four years.

Agency representatives were recognized for this significant achievement during IACELA’s Annual Conference & Exposition on June 24, 2021.

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