Office of Campus Police​

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What We Do

Our philosophy is simple: provide a secure and welcoming environment so that our campus community members can grow and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

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The 鶹ԭ Campus Police is an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency

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Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

On November 19, 2022, the 鶹ԭ Campus Police Department (鶹ԭPD) was recognized for its commitment to public safety excellence by receiving its initial Law Enforcement Accreditation award from .

Approximately five percent of all law enforcement agencies worldwide are currently internationally accredited by CALEA®. The 鶹ԭPD is now one of only twelve police departments in Rhode Island to achieve CALEA® accredited status and the only state college/university department to earn this prestigious award.

We encourage all members of our campus community to regarding the 鶹ԭPD’s compliance with CALEA® standards. Your comments can be in the form of either commendations or concerns. This feedback is designed to provide the 鶹ԭPD with information vital to supporting its ongoing commitment to public safety excellence.

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Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC)

The 鶹ԭPD is also accredited by the , having received its initial award on June 30, 2021. Each accreditation award will remain in effect for four years, after which time both accrediting bodies will conduct on-site reassessments of the 鶹ԭPD to ensure its continued compliance for reaccreditation purposes.

These distinguished honors are the result of the hard work and dedication by the members of the 鶹ԭPD to meet the rigorous performance metrics set by both accrediting bodies. The standards that the 鶹ԭPD must continue to adhere to reflect universally accepted best practices in policing and will assist the agency in maintaining its status as a professional law enforcement organization that is dedicated to providing exemplary police services to the campus community. 

Our Mission

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The mission of the 鶹ԭ Campus Police​, a component​ of the College's Department of Security and Safety, while multifaceted, is simplistic in nature and is centered upon a single goal: to provide for the safety of life, personal and institutional property, and to enhance the educational process.​

This goal is accomplished through the enforcement of all local, state and federal laws and statutes, as well as the various policies and procedures established by the college administration and the Council on Postsecondary Education.​​

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Featured News & Stories

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鶹ԭ Police Department Earns International Accreditation

鶹ԭ Impact

Campus police department notched another honor, the second in two years. Pictured from left are CALEA Executive Director Craig Hartley, 鶹ԭ Vice-President of Administration and Finance Stephen Nedder, 鶹ԭ Chief of Police James Mendonca and CALEA Chairperson Marcus Brown.

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Conference Explores Post-Floyd Police Reform

Since George Floyd was killed in 2020 at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, law enforcement organizations across the nation have been working to build greater trust and legitimacy within communities they’re sworn to protect and serve.