The Hanover Park Police Department on Nov. 16 was formally awarded its fourth reaccreditation certification from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The commission found that the department is in compliance with 100 percent of the law enforcement standards applicable to the agency. The department also is compliant with 98 percent of 83 optional standards CALEA examines.
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The Hanover Park Police Department is one of only 46 accredited police agencies in Illinois, and one of only 627 in the country. This represents less than 10 percent of all police agencies throughout the United States. CALEA accreditation means that a law enforcement agency has continually demonstrated excellence in its policies, procedures and practices.
In addition to receiving a fourth consecutive reaccreditation, the department's reaccreditation efforts earned the distinction of the CALEA Accreditation with Excellence Award. To earn the CALEA Accreditation with Excellence Award a department is required to meet certain criteria set by the CALEA Commission. The award was presented to Police Chief David Webb, Sgt. John Dossey, and Accreditation Manager Len Jaster.