Elon University Campus Safety and Police earns reaccreditation

The accreditation process included a thorough review of the agency and its policies by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the leading authority for campus public safety.

Elon University Campus Safety and Police has achieved reaccreditation from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the leading authority for campus public safety.

The department demonstrated to outside, impartial experts its compliance with national standards that denote the current best practices in the law enforcement profession. Fewer than 100 agencies nationwide have earned this distinctive recognition.

“We congratulate the Elon Campus Safety and Police on achieving IACLEA Accreditation, a unique distinction among campus police and public safety agencies,” said IACLEA President John Ojeisekhoba, associate vice president and chief of Campus Safety at Biola University. “The men and women protecting your campus have proven through policy and practice the commitment to operate at the highest level of the profession.”

Elon University Campus Safety and Police were first accredited by the association in 2018 following a thorough review. 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 increased accountability from agency personnel and the agency as a whole and a commitment to continuous improvement to maintain excellent operations.

“Reaccreditation for our agency reflects the professionalism and hard work of all of our staff here and the tireless managing of our accreditation process by Accreditation Manager Rodney Beckom and Assistant Chief Doug Dotson,” said Joseph LeMire, chief of Elon Campus Safety and Police.

The department prepared for the onsite assessment by updating policies and operations for 2018-21 and ensured the public had the opportunity to provide comments to the outside assessors. The review also included hosting assessors on campus. The agency will seek reaccreditation in four years.

Representatives from Elon’s department will be recognized for this significant achievement during IACLEA’s Annual Conference & Exposition in June.