Police Accreditation

The Tufts University Police Department achieved accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) in June 2005. As a voluntary process initiated in 2003, the department has been re-accredited every 3 years since.

Following a lengthy assessment period, the Tufts University Police Department was officially awarded its reaccreditation status in June 2023. 

Accreditation requires adherence to 382 standards. As of June 2023, only 132 law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts have achieved accreditation, including 16 campus law enforcement agencies. The Tufts University Police Department was the 18th department in Massachusetts to achieve this distinction.

For more information about the accreditation process, please contact Captain Mark Roche at 617-627-0939.

Accreditation Standards

  • Agency Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid
  • Allocation & Distribution of Personnel
  • Classification and Delineation of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collection and Preservation of Evidence
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Communications
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Conditions of Work
  • Crime Analysis
  • Crime Prevention and Community Involvement
  • Criminal Intelligence
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Direction
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Fiscal Management/Agency-Owned Property
  • Inspectional Services
  • Internal Affairs
  • Juvenile Operations
  • Law Enforcement Role & Authority
  • Legal Process
  • Organization and Administration
  • Patrol
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Prisoner Transportation
  • Property and Evidence Control
  • Public Information
  • Records
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Traffic
  • Training and Career Development
  • Unusual Occurrences/Special Operations
  • Vice, Drugs, and Organized Crime
  • Victim/Witness Assistance