The UTMB Police Department has been given the national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. To become accredited, the department had to maintain compliance with an initial 102 standards and meet the requirements of an additional 86 standards. The standards cover a wide range of issues including health and safety, legal and other requirements, as well as creating conditions that reduce risk. "We believe we serve one of the nation's finest academic institutions, deserving of a nationally recognized police organization,” said Police Chief Thomas E. Engells.