The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will begin an assessment of the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) on April 12, and is asking for public comment as part of the reaccreditation process. 

UCPD has been accredited since 2014 through CALEA, which evaluates public safety agencies, including university police departments. 

Public comment will be accepted on Tuesday, April 13, between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. by calling (773) 834-4755. A public information forum will be held at 3 p.m. the same day, during which attendees can also comment. Email to register for the forum. 

Comments should be limited to UCPD's compliance with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards titles can be found at or at UCPD headquarters, 6054 S. Drexel Ave.  

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