Hanover Park Police Department Seeks Re-Accreditation With CALEA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2020
Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill
Hanover Park, Illinois- The Hanover Park Police Department is participating in a virtual site-based assessment as part of a voluntary program to achieve re-accreditation by verifying it meets professional law enforcement standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four (4) primary areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. CALEA assessors will review policies and written material, interview individuals, and virtually observe and tour the agency's facility where compliance can be witnessed.
As part of the assessment, Village employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments directly to the CALEA assessment team. Comments are limited to ten (10) minutes and must address the Hanover Park Police Department’s ability to meet CALEA Standards. Comments may be provided In writing to:
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. 13575 Heathcote Blvd. Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155-2215 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Hanover Park, IL Police Department, in the subject line.
Once the assessors complete their review, they report back to the full CALEA Commission, which decides if the agency is granted accredited status. Accreditation is for four (4) years, during which the agency completes annual reports and submits to annual file audits attesting continued compliance.
For more information regarding CALEA, please visit calea.org.