The California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services released its annual report, highlighting the programs that helped the department achieve its re-accreditation in 2011.
The report, themed “Maintaining Excellence” in honor of the accreditation, provides a review of the department’s activities, programs and CSUN crime statistics from 2011t is available to the public on the police department’s website.
“Our annual reports, beginning in 2003, help us to catalog and highlight significant events and statistics for a given year,” said Anne P. Glavin, CSUN’s chief of police. “This allows the community to know of our annual accomplishments and memorializes them, by year and theme, for future reference. This year’s report also provides background information on the functions of all our special units of the department, as well as important areas such as training, emergency management and so forth.”
The report provides a detailed look at the March 2011 reaccreditation process, which included the evaluation of administration, management, support services, and policies and procedures against 236 standards. Faculty, staff and students were also encouraged to provide comments on police services to the two-person accreditation team.
Of the department’s most applauded accomplishments were its numerous programs for the campus and surrounding Northridge community. Cal State Northridge was given high accolades for its crime-prevention programs and community relations unit.
The department’s annual report said the agency was praised because its programs go beyond the university’s student body and “meet the needs of small children, men and women.” The programs highlighted include the R.A.D (Rape Aggression Defense), which is designed to teach self-defense techniques; the R.A.D. (Resisting Aggression with Defense) for Men that provides men with responsible information and defensive options when faced with confrontation; and the radKIDS program, which trains children ages 5 to 12-years-old to recognize an emergency and how to respond, as well as how to use verbal and physical defense techniques. For more information about community programs offered by the department, visit the crime prevention and community relations page.
The Department of Police Services began releasing annual reports in 2003 under Glavin’s guidance. Department officials believe it is an effective way to communicate the triumphs of the 95-person division with the campus, the community, and state and local police divisions and to maintain a strong community connection.