The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety has received accreditation through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), effective March 2015.
The certification was received after a comprehensive analysis and review of DPS policies and procedures – a process that began more than two years before IACLEA assessors arrived in January of 2015. Accreditation is granted for four-year increments, during which time the Department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
Accreditation Manager Andrea Stagnari, Detective Robert Bleyle, and Interim Chief Jill Lentz will formally accept the Department’s certification in Nashville, Tennessee this June, when they attend the IACLEA’s 57th Annual Conference and Exposition. The conference also provides numerous workshops and educational opportunities.
“We are very pleased to receive confirmation that we have been awarded accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Our department is committed to professional practices and continued compliance with these high standards,” said Interim Chief Jill Lentz.
Sr. Vice President and Chief Law Enforcement Officer Anthony Callisto, Jr. indicated that the campus could be seeing more of the IACLEA logo. In addition to the certificate displayed in the DPS main office, the Department will be adding the IACLEA logo to patrol cars and license plates. “Achieving accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators was only possible through the hard work, dedication and service of the women and men of the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety. Through the accreditation process they have proven that they are competent, confident and well trained and they truly are best-in-class campus law enforcement professionals. Congratulations to interim Chief Lentz and her team!” Callisto said.