During the past several years, the Police Department has evolved to meet the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) standards. CALEA is a credentialing authority comprised of several law enforcement major executive associations. There are over 450 standards that need to be satisfied by a law enforcement agency before accreditation can occur. These standards strive toward meeting CALEA’s goals which include:
- Improving crime prevention and control capabilities;
- Formalized management procedures;
- Enhanced personnel practices;
- More efficient service delivery; and
- Increased community confidence in the Police Department.
In March of 2013, our Department was awarded original accreditation by CALEA. In order to maintain our accreditation status, we must continually demonstrate our ability to satisfy the standards. In October of 2015, we were formally assessed by CALEA and, after receiving a very positive review, we were once again formally awarded accreditation status in March of 2016. If anyone has questions regarding the accreditation process please contact Sergeant Steve Renje at 815-356-3634 or email here.