HPD invites comments on accreditation effort

The Hinsdale Police Department is scheduled for a virtual on-site assessment the week of April 5 as part of a nationally recognized program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets strict professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., the program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards and performs an examination of all aspects of the department’s policy and procedures, administration, operations, support services and adherence to the CALEA professional standards. The Hinsdale Police Department has been accredited since 1996.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (630) 789-7010 between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday, April 5. Comments will be taken by 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’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Hinsdale Police Department, 121 Symonds Drive. For more information, contact Deputy Chief Tom Lillie, at (630) 789-7070.

Comments about the department’s ability to comply with accreditation standards may be sent to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.