A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
THE CITY OF CRYSTAL LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLIES FOR INITIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Monday, October 1, 2012 to examine all aspects of the Crystal Lake Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief David Linder announced today.
Verification by the team that the Crystal Lake Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of the voluntary process to attain accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
If successful, the Crystal Lake Police Department will be only the fourth agency in McHenry County to attain this recognition.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
The session will be conducted at the City of Crystal Lake Municipal Complex, City Council Chambers, located at 100 W. Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call (815) 444-5960 on October 2, 2012 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Comments will be taken during those hours by the members of the Assessment Team.
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 City of Crystal Lake Police Department, 100 W. Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Please contact Commander Brian Karr at 815-356-3769 for an appointment.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the City of Crystal Lake Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
The City of Crystal Lake Police Department’s CALEA Accreditation Assessment Manager is Karen Shepard. She has assigned the following law enforcement professionals from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are:
Team Leader: Chief Douglas Knight, Vandalia, Ohio Police Department.
Team Member: Chief Debra Duncan, Monroe, North Carolina Police Department.
Once the CALEA assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency will be granted accredited status.
Under the direction of Chief David Linder the Crystal Lake CALEA Accreditation process is under the management of Commander Brian Karr. Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was originally accredited.
For more information on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA), please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary Contact: Commander Brian Karr, Accreditation Manager 815-356-3769