Downers Grove Chief of Police Robert Porter announced today that the Downers Grove Police Department received Accreditation with Excellence from The Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This is the highest level of recognition awarded by CALEA. Only about 4% of CALEA accredited agencies meet the criteria for the Excellence award, which is about .25% of all police agencies in the nation.
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 accreditation outcome. The accredited status will remain in effect for a three-year period.
The purpose of CALEA's Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners
The CALEA Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery-regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency.
Congratulations to the hardworking members of the Downers Grove Police Department. Thank you for your commitment to excellence in public safety services