The Tufts University Police Department achieved accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission in June 2005. The department has been re-accredited every 3 years since initial accreditation, most recently in April 2017.
Accreditation requires adherence to 382 standards. As of October 2014, only 55 law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts have achieved accreditation, including 10 campus law enforcement agencies. Tufts University Police Department was the 18th department in Massachusetts to achieve this distinction.
Accreditation includes standards related to the following areas of law enforcement:
Agency Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid
Allocation & Distribution of Personnel
Classification and Delineation of Duties and Responsibilities
Collection and Preservation of Evidence
Compensation, Benefits, and Conditions of Work
Crime Prevention and Community Involvement
Fiscal Management/Agency-Owned Property
Law Enforcement Role & Authority
Organization and Administration
Property and Evidence Control
Recruitment and Selection
Training and Career Development
Unusual Occurrences/Special Operations
Vice, Drugs, and Organized Crime
For more information about the accreditation process, please contact Deputy Chief Linda O’Brien at 617-627-3921.