Huntley Police Department gets CALEA reaccreditation

HUNTLEY – The Huntley Police Department was awarded reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies on Saturday at the commission's conference in Columbus, Ohio.

This is the first reaccreditation for Huntley after being awarded initial accreditation in 2010. The accreditation period is three years.

In April, the policies, procedures, facilities, equipment, personnel and three years of proofs of compliance with these standards were inspected by a team of out-of-state assessors who submitted their recommendation to the commission.

On Saturday, members of the department appeared before the commission in a hearing, where full accreditation was granted.

“The CALEA process has proven to be the perfect management model for the Huntley Police Department," Police Chief John Perkins said in a news release. "Accreditation represents acceptance of an ongoing obligation to continue the quest for professional excellence. CALEA inspires public confidence in our department and assures our citizens that we are up-to-date on police initiatives and administrative practices."