Assessors to review Huntley police reaccreditation request

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

HUNTLEY – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will arrive April 1 to review the Huntley Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, Police Chief John Perkins said in a news release.

Verification by the team that the Huntley Police Department meets the commission’s standards is part of the voluntary process to keep accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

Agencies nationally accredited in McHenry County include the McHenry County Sheriff’s office, McHenry Police Department, Huntley Police Department and the Crystal Lake Police Department.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 5:30 p.m. April 2 at the Huntley Municipal Complex, 10997 E. Main St.

If someone cannot speak at the public information session but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by calling 847-515-5358 on April 2 between 1 and 4 p.m. Comments will be taken during those hours by the members of the assessment team.

Telephone comments and 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 Huntley Police Department, 10911 E. Main St. For an appointment, call Gary Wigman at 847-515-5356.

Written comments about the Huntley Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may be sent to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc., 13575 Heathcoat Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.

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