The Campus Security Accreditation Program is designed for educational campus security organizations that primarily employ non-sworn security officers and identify themselves as a campus security entity.
The program focuses on the safety and security of students, and applies standards that require organizations to consider critical issues such as facility risks, regulatory reporting, technology-based security monitoring, preventive patrol, and a host of other issues that provide comprehensive service delivery.
This approach promotes student and parent confidence, and fosters an environment of transparency and continuous organization improvement.
Eligible campus security agencies are defined as those having legal authority to perform security and public safety-related functions in an educational campus-based setting, or those providing security or public safety services whose eligibility is verified by the Commission.
More specifically, eligible campus security agencies are defined as:
(1) A legally constituted governmental, institutional, or other entity having responsibilities to provide security and/or public safety services for an educational or research facility. These entities include but are not limited to the security or safety department of:
- State educational institutionsPrivate educational institutions
- Governmental subunits of state educational facility (i.e., regional campus, county or city school districts)
- Subunits of the federal government
- Specialized campus security
(2) Agencies providing security or public safety services whose eligibility is verified by the Commission.
The standards are subject to ongoing review and revision. When modifications are recommended, they are presented to the Commission's Standards Review and Interpretation Committee (SRIC) for consideration.
The standards are constructed with sensitivity to the number of full-time personnel employed by the agency as well as the agency’s mandated functional responsibilities. This strategy ensures agencies are accountable to relevant standards, which are also delineated into mandatory and other-than-mandatory categories.
NOTE: Agencies eligible to participate in more than one CALEA Accreditation program can apply the Multiple Accreditation Process Model. For more information please contact your Regional Program Manager.
24.1.8 Equipment Readiness Inspection
The agency completes a documented quarterly inspection for operational readiness of equipment designated for use in support of its critical incident plan.
To ensure the readiness of equipment to be used in support of emergency operations, critical incident plans should show the numbers and types of equipment and supplies needed for various emergencies. (MMMM)