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OLD DOMINION POLICE AMONG STATE'S ELITE

The Old Dominion University Police Department is just the second law enforcement office at a public institution, and first in a major urban setting, to gain accreditation from the state of Virginia.

The accreditation process, which began more than two years ago, included developing implementing new policies and procedures to meet the 214 rigorous standards administered by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). Standards include all policies involving administrative, operational, personnel and training activities.

A three-member accreditation team completed a two-day assessment in June of Old Dominion's compliance with state standards by extensively reviewing department files, touring police facilities and talking with officers about their training.

The commission's report was submitted to the Executive Board on June 28, and the board's approval for the Old Dominion Police Department's accreditation was made July 12.

This article was posted on: July 26, 2001

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