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UHPD and IACLEA Accreditation Assessment Team Invite Public Comment

By Bryan Luhn 713-743-0954

UH police officer standing next to police car.

A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) is scheduled to perform a review of the University of Houston Police Department (UHPD) policies and procedures, management, operation and support services March 3-5 as part of the department’s bid for re-accreditation, UHPD’s Chief Ceaser Moore, Jr. announced.

The voluntary review is held every four years to assess the department’s compliance with over 200 rigorous standards that are based on nationally recognized best practices in public safety. IACLEA accreditation is recognition of a campus public safety department’s professional excellence.

University members, department employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (346) 248-7799 on Monday, March 4, between 1-3 p.m. Comments will be taken by the IACLEA assessment team during that time and must address the department’s ability to comply with IACLEA’s standards.

The IACLEA Accreditation Standards Manual is available on the IACLEA website ( Additionally, anyone wishing to submit written comments about UHPD’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may email them to

“Our team of UHPD officers and staff are dedicated to promoting and preserving a safe campus environment and providing great customer service to the university community,” Chief Moore said. “We look forward to receiving the public’s feedback as a part of this process.”

The IACLEA assessment team is composed of experienced campus law enforcement professionals from outside the area according to compliance manager Lori Percle. The assessors are team leader Tamara McCollough, CCCO, MS, EdD(c), director of public safety (retired), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; and Cleveland “Smitty” Smith, Major (retired), Department of Public Safety & Police, Anne Arundel Community College. Once the assessors complete their review of the department, they will report their findings back to IACLEA, which will then decide if the department is to be granted re-accreditation, said Percle.

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