Marks of Public Safety Excellence

Rowan University Department of Public Safety exceeded the requirements for Joint Accreditation (CALEA and IACLEA) by the Internal Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. 

In 2011, the department was the first department at a college or university in New Jersey to earn accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, INC. (CALEA) RUPD has been reaccredited for the fourth time. 

The CALEA Accreditation program seals are reserved for use by those public safety agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA Standards and have been awarded CALEA Accreditation by the Commission. 

The original CALEA Law Enforcement seal, previously recognized as the corporate CALEA logo, has a rich history that serves to honor those who contributed to the development of the accreditation process. 

The more recently developed program seals reflect this same important history and carry on the professionalism that accompanies the CALEA process. 

Distinctive in design, the program seals provide agencies with an easy-to-recognize international banner that confirms the agency’s commitment to continuous development and the professional delivery of public safety services. 

CALEA’s program seals are the “Marks of Professional Excellence” for today’s public safety agencies and reflect the gold standard benchmark associated with CALEA.


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 acknowledgment to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.  To access please click the link below.


Rowan University (NJ) Department of Public Safety 


The Department of Public Safety citizen survey report 2023.