Campus: CSU, Los Angeles -- January 10, 2002
Cal State L.A.'s Police Department Receives National Accreditation
Having met the requirements of a highly regarded and broadly recognized body of law enforcement
standards, the Cal State L.A. Police Department was nationally accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. along with 72 other law enforcement agencies from
throughout the country on November 17, 2001.
The accreditation represents the satisfactory completion of a process of thorough, agency-wide
self-evaluation, concluded by an exacting outside review by a team of independent assessors. It also
represents the agency's acceptance of the obligation to continue the quest for professional
excellence. Accreditation is for three years during which our agency must submit annual reports
attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which we were initially accredited.
This is an historic time for Cal State L.A. and for the California State University system. Prior
to November 17, there was only one accredited university police department in the state of
California--UC San Francisco. Now CSU Fullerton and Cal State L.A. have been added to the list.
"Our transformation has been nothing short of remarkable; we are not the same people we were
two years ago. There is no question that we have raised the bar of professionalism in our agency
and in university policing. We have institutionalized an inspection system of checks and balances
that will enable us to sustain this level of professionalism and dedication to the accreditation
process in preparation for reaccreditation in just three short years," noted University Police Chief
Gregory D. King at Cal State L.A.
Individuals who would like further information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law
Enforcement Agencies, Inc., may write to the Commission at 10306 Eaton Place, Suite 320, Fairfax,
Virginia, 22030-2201, or call (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225.