May 30, 2023

UMW Police Department Achieves Accreditation

The UMW Police Department has become only the fifth campus police agency in the commonwealth to achieve accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC), the accrediting agency in Virginia.

The milestone is also a first in the history of UMW Police.

Out of 340 police agencies in the commonwealth–campus departments or otherwise–only 100 have attained VLEPSC accreditation.

Chief Mike Hall set accreditation as a priority for the agency when he took the helm four years ago. The voluntary process enhances the quality of service and credibility of law enforcement agencies.

“It’s a huge accomplishment that goes to the commitment of the whole department,” Hall said.