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DGPD Seeks Re-Accreditation

The Downers Grove Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve re-accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with the state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (630) 434-5624 on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team representing CALEA.

  • As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at the public information session on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The session will be conducted at the Downers Grove Fire Department - Station #2 located at 5420 Main Street.
  • Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Downers Grove Police Department by contacting Accreditation Manager Marion Heintz at 630.434.5606.
  • Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Downers Grove Police Department's ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.