Sheriff’s Department Attains National Accreditation

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren:

It’s Official: McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Receives CALEA Accreditation

Chinese young political leaders toured the McHenry County Jail.

Sheriff Keith Nygren is pleased to announce that the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has received Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Sheriff’s Office received their accreditation on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the CALEA conference in Bethesda, MD.

In order to be considered for accreditation the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office had to demonstrate compliance with 464 individual standards.

Those standards ensure that an agency is operating according to a best practices model established by CALEA. CALEA’s stated goals for accreditation are to:

  • Strengthen Crime Prevention and Control Capabilities
  • Improve Service Delivery
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is one of three Sheriff’s Offices, in Illinois, accredited by CALEA.

It is also the third McHenry County agency who has received accreditation. The other two are McHenry PD and Huntley PD.

Sheriff Nygren wishes to thank the community for their support to the Sheriff’s Office throughout this process.

They can be assured that accreditation represents the ongoing commitment to maintaining an excellent relationship with the community we serve, and our commitment to providing the best possible service to the citizens of McHenry County.


Sheriff’s Department Attains National Accreditation — 1 Comment

  1. Been checking around and what I find is that CALEA is an expensive process that gives the sheriff’s dept another plaque to put on the wall. What I also find interesting is that finding out who is incarcerated on the internet must not be on the check list.

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