Kent State University Police Services has received law enforcement accreditation for the seventh-consecutive time since 1991 from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Kent State Police Services received the Advanced Accreditation with Excellence Award from CALEA. The Excellence Award required the agency to submit to the more demanding Gold Standard Assessment format that focuses primarily on processes and outcomes associated with standards specific to agency policies.
Kent State Police Services previously has been recognized as a Flagship Agency for three-consecutive accreditation cycles, or nine years. The Excellence Award replaced the Flagship designation, making Kent State Police Services the only CALEA accredited agency to receive the highest award available for an unprecedented four times. The agency is also designated as a Meritorious Agency for having the distinction of being accredited for more than 15 years.