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IACLEA Accreditation Assessment Team invites public to comment on the Cornell Police Department

A team of Assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will arrive on Sunday, April 25 to examine all aspects of the Cornell University Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operation, and support services, Chief David Honan announced today.

Verification that the Cornell University Police meets IACLEA’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of campus public safety professional excellence, Chief Honan said.

Members of the Cornell University and Ithaca area communities are invited to provide the IACLEA assessment team with feedback about the department’s ability to comply with IACLEA’s standards. The IACLEA Accreditation Standards Manual is available on the IACLEA website (

Members of the IACLEA assessment team will be available to speak with community members by phone on Monday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The assessment team can be reached at 607-254-6040.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Cornell University Police’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to IACLEA Accreditation, 342 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117-2507.

 “We provide public safety and law enforcement services in an academic environment. Our community recognizes that independent accreditation serves as our PhD. in policing,” Honan said.

The Assessment Team is composed of experienced campus law enforcement professionals from across the country. The Assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and inspect facilities where compliance can be witnessed. The Assessors are Stacy DeRooy, Title IX Coordinator/Clery Compliance Office at Rochester Institute of Technology, and John DeJarnette, Organizational Development Coordinator at the Department of Public Safety, University of Cincinnati.

“Once the Assessors complete their review of the department, they will report back to IACLEA, which will then decide if the department is to be granted accredited status,” said Deputy Chief Jeffery Montesano, who serves as the Accreditation Manager for the Cornell University Police.

The Cornell University Police must comply with 215 standards, to achieve accredited status. Accreditation is for four (4) years, during which the department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

Contact:  Deputy Chief Jeffery Montesano, 607-255-8888