The Arlington Heights Police Department has been awarded, for its second time, the “Accreditation with Excellence Award,” given by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Accreditation is one of the top forms of Public Safety recognition that a Police Department can receive. The accreditation remains effective for three years.
CALEA announced the awarding of the CALEA Accreditation/Recognition to 99 public safety agencies. Arlington Heights and four other police agencies from Illinois, received their awards on November 19, 2011 at CALEA’s Fall Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
CALEA’s accreditation process, which is voluntary, involves a detailed assessment of the Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. In addition, the Police Department conducts a self-assessment and participates in an on-site review by a team of outside CALEA Assessors composed of experienced public safety practitioners.
To receive this Accreditation Award, the Police Department had to meet an established set of professionally recognized standards, considered benchmarks for today’s public safety agencies. These standards lead to excellence in management and service delivery.
CALEA is the recognized global leader in accreditations and other vital public safety support services. Achieving this award demonstrates the Arlington Heights Police Department’s commitment to professional standards in policy and practice.
Deerfield Police Department, Glendale Heights Police Department, Lombard Police Department and University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department are the other agencies from Illinois to received the CALEA award. Lombard Police Department has received the award for the seventh time.
Northlake Police Department received a Public Safety Communications Accreditation Award from CALEA.
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