Public’s input sought on performance of UPD


Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.

Do you have a comment about the University of Florida Police Department?

An accreditation committee for law enforcement is inviting members of the community to speak at a public information session on Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. The session will be held at the Community Services Division classroom located next to the University Police Administration Building on Museum Road.

If you can’t attend the session, you may provide comments to the session by telephone at 273-3310 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. People who want to offer written comments about the department can write to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc. in Virginia.

The team of assessors will examine all aspects of UPD’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Linda Stump said in a news release. The department has to comply with 482 standards in order to gain accredited status, the release said.

“Verification by the team that the University of Florida Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence,” Stump said.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top