The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program has granted the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Public Safety full accreditation status. This announcement came during the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police meeting held April 3 in Franklin.
According to a TLEA press release, agencies seeking TLEA accreditation voluntarily submit to a three-year process designed to improve professionalism and effectiveness by implementing 160 law enforcement standards and participating in an on-site assessment. The standards evaluate an agency’s policies in a variety of areas, including organization, operations and budget management. The program is intended to encourage cooperation, recognize professional standing, develop professional services and ensure public safety across the state.<
“The standard of excellence that is met through this process is to be admired. We are proud to recognize the hard work of the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Public Safety, its staff and community leaders,” said Randy Evans, president of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.
For more information, contact Scott Robbins, director, UT Martin Department of Public Safety, at 731-881-7775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.