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Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

Hinsdale Police Department receives CALEA Re-Accreditation


The Hinsdale Police Department has been a nationally accredited law enforcement agency since May of 1996.  On July 26th, 2014, the Hinsdale Police was re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in Schaumburg, Illinois.  Accreditation status is valid for three years.
  • Requirements of Accreditation
    • The standards address nine major law enforcement subjects:
      • Role, responsibilities, and relationships with other agencies
      • Organization, management and administration
      • Personnel structure
      • Personnel process
      • Operations
      • Operational support
      • Traffic operations
      • Prisoner and court-related activities
      • Auxiliary and technical services        
    • Goals      
      • The standards help law enforcement agencies:   
        • Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
        • Formalize essential management procedures
        • Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
        • Improve service-delivery
        • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination
        • Boost citizen and staff confidence in the agency 
  • Benefits
    • Controlled liability insurance costs
    • Stronger defense against lawsuits and citizen complaints
    • Greater accountability within the agency
    • Staunch support from government officials
    • Increased community advocacy

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