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Wake Forest University Police Department earns accreditation

June 24, 2008

The Wake Forest University Police Department has been awarded full accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

Accreditation signifies that Wake Forest’s campus police department meets more than 200 IACLEA-designated standards covering such areas as administration, training and career development, patrol, crime prevention and investigation, evidence collection and management, and traffic operations.  IACLEA launched its new accreditation program in 2006, addressing many professional practices that are unique to campus public safety.

Wake Forest was one of two agencies, along with the California State University-Northridge Police Department, which participated in a pilot program to test IACLEA’s accreditation process, including a rigorous on-site assessment conducted by an accreditation team.

Chief of Police Regina G. Lawson will accept the award on behalf of Wake Forest June 28 at the annual IACLEA conference in Hartford, Conn.

"Our department has become recognized as an accomplished campus police agency through the leadership of our command staff and the cooperation of the university administration and campus community,” Lawson said.  “I particularly want to thank President Nathan O. Hatch and Vice President Ken Zick for their support, and I commend Lt. Preston Oldham and Dep. Chief Ken Overholt for the critical roles they played in the accreditation process.”

IACLEA, with headquarters in West Hartford, Conn., represents more than 1,200 educational institution members and 2,000 individual members by providing educational resources, advocacy and professional development services.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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