Sheriff’s Office Seeks Continued CALEA Accreditation

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:


A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Monday, March 20, 2017, to examine all aspects of McHenry County Sheriff’s Office’s policy and procedures: management; operations; and support services.

The MCSO is working toward the goal of maintaining its status as a CALEA-accredited agency.

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, March 21, 2017 beginning at 5:00 P.M.

The session will be conducted at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Small Training Room, Suite 250, located in the McHenry County Courthouse, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

Speakers are asked to enter the building through the east entrance of the facility.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by calling (815) 334-4958 on March 21, 2017 between the hours of 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 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 compliance with CALEA Standards.

A copy of the standards will be available for review at the MCSO, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, Illinois.

Please contact Accreditation Manager Jodi Croner at (815) 334-0315 for an appointment.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments regarding the MCSO’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation are requested to write the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

The MCSO CALEA Accreditation Program Manager is Christy Goddard. She has assigned the assessment team composed of law enforcement professionals from out-of-state agencies to review written materials, conduct interviews and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be observed.

Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted reaccredited status.

The accreditation process, under the direction of Sheriff Bill Prim, is managed by Jodi Croner, CALEA Manager.

For more information on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or call (800) 368-3757 or


Sheriff’s Office Seeks Continued CALEA Accreditation — 13 Comments

  1. So one with a concern would have to physically visit the MCSO at 2200 N Seminary Ave, Woodstock (why not post the standards online) during hours of operation, read the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies standards (how many pages are the standards), then decide if their concern fits into one of the standards.

  2. The Sheriff’s Dept. employs a person strictly to be a CALEA Manager?

  3. I thought Prim was going to do away with this waste of time and money.

    The sheriff’s dept sends it’s supervisors and officers all over the country for training and then pays these clowns to come and tell them to make sure they document the number of pens on the desk.

    More BS at your expense.

  4. The Sheriff’s Office under Nygren refused to provide the standards after I filed a Freedom of Information request.

    Proprietary information (on the part of certifying organization) I believe was the excuse.

  5. Just another Federal scam to geld sheriffs to accept federal diktats when the sh++ hits the fan.

  6. It is a very good program when it is implemented.

    Before Prim took over Nygren did not implement the program.

    Prim has saved us MILLIONS, but keeps good programs.

  7. No kidding, Swordfish. I am hugely disppointed in this man’s stances. Where is our Constitutional Sheriff!!

  8. I wonder how much time and money they are spending on this?

    I hope it’s not as costly as Dirty Keith’s “triple crown” certification.

    Next time around, they should just make up some certification and have some nice plaques made at a local trophy shop.

    It would cost a lot less, and it would mean about as much.

  9. Before you people make negative comments about this do you even KNOW what the Calea program is. The Sheriff has saved the people millions and you want to bash the program before you know about it. You are hearing from Nygren and Zinke people and are falling for it.

  10. voter? It’s national. That’s all we need to know about it. Anything having to do with DOJ is pretty much a bummer. IACP? What is that? United Nations junk? The rest is just hoopla.

  11. OH, and the IACP is funded by the Joyce Foundation. Those would be the people behind taking your second amendment away! They are social justice extremists. Oblablah sat on the board for eight years, prior to becoming our nation’s pain in the a$$. They are also the people that set up and funded the Chicago Climate Exchange (See carbon credit scams for that one). They would be the ones that set it up for a 350 ppm carbon cap for Larry Silverstein, lessee of the WTC Twin Towers, to justify the demolitions of 9/11, (Remember Building Seven!) The Joyce Foundatin has spent millions creating and supporting anti-gun organizations. There is so much more

  12. Calea is a joke. They feed all the idiots crap about saving money in lawsuits and some fall for it.
    The rest love it because it provides layers of insulation between the doers and the ass kisses in charge.
    It’s a self serving expensive ruse that serves the few at the top and is a royal pain for everyone else.
    Don’t believe the BS. It’s all garbage!

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