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Accreditation

Vanderbilt University Public Safety maintains national, international and state level triple accreditation through three governing bodies: CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators), and TLEA (Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation).

 Accreditation is a voluntary process and is not easy to achieve. VUPS is one of 25 college public safety agencies in the country that are accredited by CALEA and IACLEA.  VUPS was the first public safety agency in the state of Tennessee to achieve accreditation from CALEA, IACLEA and the state.

 Accreditation is important at VUPS because it means:

  •  VUPS has met or exceeded all standards within that accrediting organization. The standards provide an agency with best practices for policy, procedure and accountability. Each year VUPS must produce proofs of compliance for over 500 standards to maintain all three accreditations.
  • VUPS is committed to being a superior public safety agency that serves our community with excellence and professionalism.
CALEA
  • VUPS was initially accredited through CALEA in November 2009. 
  • Reaccreditation occurred in 2012 and 2015. 
  • VUPS is preparing for its next reaccreditation on-site inspection in 2019.
IACLEA
  • VUPS was initially accredited through IACLEA in 2010. 
  • Reaccreditation occurred in 2013 and 2016. 
  • VUPS is preparing for its next reaccreditation inspection in 2019.
TLEA
  • VUPS was initially accredited through TLEA in 2011. 
  • Reaccreditation occurred in 2014 and 2017. 
  • VUPS is preparing for its next reaccreditation inspection in 2020.

Captain Thomas Accreditation is led by Captain Meshia Thomas

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