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USUPD Becomes One Of Two Accredited University Police Departments In The State

The Utah State University Police Department received its accreditation from the Utah Chiefs of Police Association on Wednesday.

According to a press release from the university, USU Police is the second university police department in the state to receive such accreditation. The accreditation required “compliance with all standards and requirements set forth in the state’s 32-chapter accreditation standards manual. In total, the manual has 173 standards, each with its own set of requirements.”


“We are very proud of the accredited designation, as it places our department into the top tier of law enforcement nationwide,” stated Public Safety Executive Director and Police Chief Earl “Torch” Morris in the press release. “Less than 10 percent of law enforcement agencies in the state are accredited.” Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.