Accreditation Public Comment Portal


The Northeastern University Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA accreditation is a process of continual internal and external review used to ensure an agency is following best practices in the field of law enforcement. Annually, the NUPD must comply with over 150 standards covering varying aspects of policing including legal authority, use of force, mental health response, and bias-free policing. A commitment to accreditation shows that the NUPD is continually assessing our strengths and weaknesses and consistently looking to evolve in order to provide high quality public safety service to the NU community.

CALEA Standard 45.2.3 states:

“At least annually, the agency posts, for a period of at least 60 days, a notice to its service community announcing the availability of the CALEA public access portal to allow for comment on the performance of the agency.”

To comply with this standard, the NUPD has posted the Accreditation Public Comment Portal link to our website where it will remain in perpetuity. To submit a comment please visit the link below:

Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.