In 2019, the Trinity University Police Department achieved accreditation from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). TUPD is one of 65 departments that have received this honor out of 1,200 member agencies of IACLEA. To achieve this status, TUPD met 210 standards of professional practices in university police departments in a variety of administrative and operational areas, including patrol, organization, and crime prevention and investigation. Accreditation affirms TUPD as an exemplary campus public safety agency. Chief Paul J. Chapa explains,“In my 28-year journey in higher ed policing, this is definitely a milestone in my career. I am so proud of each and every member of our department and their commitment to our motto: Proactive, Progressive, Professional.”
The IACLEA accreditation came after the agency's 2014 accreditation by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA). For the TPCA credential, the agency applied 166 best practices standards created by Texas Law Enforcement.
To achieve both IACLEA and TPCA accreditation within five years is a remarkable achievement. Senator Pete Flores, Mayor Ron Nirenbirg, and other community leaders congratulate the police force in this video.