The Downers Grove Police Department was awarded accredited status at the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Conference.
The Department was commended during the formal Commission hearing for 100% compliance with the standards of excellence for law enforcement accreditation. The professionalism of department personnel, the high quality of service provided to the community, and the well organized and thorough condition of the policy files reviewed during an on-site audit resulted in a very successful process. The accredited status will remain in effect for a three-year period.
Chief Robert Porter and Public Education Manager Marion Heintz were in attendance at the March 24 event to accept the prestigious award on behalf of the Village.
CALEA was established in 1979 through the combined efforts of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the National Sheriff's Association (NSF), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The Commission's overall purpose was to improve the delivery of law enforcement services by developing nationally accepted standards of excellence.
Congratulations to the men and women of the Downers Grove Police Department for their outstanding performance.