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Congratulations to our Men and Women in Black!

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On May 8, 2020

Congratulations to our very own Barrington Hills Police Department for attaining its 6th consecutive CALEA accreditation! This feat is not just a stroll through the park…or village as the case may be.  The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) reserves its program seals for those agencies that have demonstrated compliance with specific standards and accreditation in the areas of policy , procedures, administration operatoins and support services. 

This type of certification is voluntary and requires public safety agencies to satisfy an established set of professional standards:

  • Comprehensive and uniform written directives that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities
  • Reports and analyses to make fact-based and informed management decisions
  • Preparedness to address natural or man-made critical incidents
  • Community relationship-building and maintenance
  • Independent review by subject matter experts
  • Continuous pursuit of excellence through annual reviews and other assessment measures

The accreditation process is ongoing throughout the certified period which includes interviews and hearings, as well as a comprehensive onsite evaluation. At April’s Board of Trustees meeting, the Board members congratulated Police Chief Joseph Colditz and the Police Department for a job well deserved. 

“Way to continue the excellent standards.  It is much appreciated by myself, the Board and residents. Please thank the men and women for the good work they do in the Police Department,” said President McLaughlin.

Chief Colditz shared that in addition to the department’s 6th accreditation, the certificate is also a meritorious award as the department has been accredited for 15 years!

Congratulations to our men and women in black–who choose to serve and protect our community and its residents–on a fine job, exemplary work and a most commendable accomplishment. You Rock!