The University of Virginia Police Department currently maintains Law Enforcement Accreditation status through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). As part of this process, the Department is required to maintain 181 standards that provide best practices related to life, health, and safety procedures, and are considered foundational for contemporary law enforcement agencies. The program provides the framework for addressing high risk issues within a contemporary environment, and ensures officers are prepared to meet basic community service expectations and prepared to manage critical events.
The Department was awarded their initial accreditation on November 19, 2011, and was re-accredited in 2014, 2017, and 2021. The latest action marks 10 years of continuous accreditation.