UCSF to Host Public Hearing as Part of Police Department Reaccreditation Process

Pamela E. Roskowski, Chief of Police

UCSF Police Chief Pamela Roskowski

A team of assessors for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 4 as part of its accreditation process for the UCSF Police Department.

Employees and community members are invited to offer comments about the UCSF Police Department at a public hearing at 3 p.m. in the UCSF Mission Center Building, 1855 Folsom St., room MCB 126, San Francisco.

Verification by the assessment team that the UCSF Police Department meets the commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of the voluntary process to gain accreditation -- a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

The benefits of accreditation include improvements in law enforcement agency capabilities to prevent and control crime, agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services, cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, and employee and community confidence in the goals, objectives, policies and practices of the agency. 

The UCSF Police Department, which received its last accreditation in 2008, must comply with 341 standards that examine all aspects of the department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. A copy of these standards is available at the Police Department, UCSF Mission Center Building, 1855 Folsom Street, Room 145, San Francisco, CA 94143-0238. The UCSF Police Department contact is Lt. Lenora Laughlin, who can be reached at 415/476-2445.

Those who cannot attend the public hearing are invited to offer comments by calling 415/514-3575 on Monday, April 4 between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. Comments also are accepted in writing via email to [email protected] or via US mail to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

Comments will be taken by the CALEA assessment team that address the department’s ability to comply with the commission’s standards. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to ten minutes.

Accreditation is for three years, during which the UCSF Police Department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with the standards under which it was initially accredited.

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