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Glendale Heights residents invited to meeting to share views on police

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 10:03 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:53 p.m. CST

GLENDALE HEIGHTS – Community members are invited to a public information session Monday that is part of the accreditation process for the Glendale Heights Police Department.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive Sunday to examine all aspects of the police department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, according to a department news release.

As part of this on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community will be able to share their views at an information session 7 p.m. Monday.

The session will take place in the village of Glendale Heights Board Room, 300 Civic Center Plaza.

Those unable to attend the event who would still like to provide input may call 630-909-5429 between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday.

Comments by phone or in person are limited to 10 minutes and must address the police department’s ability to comply with the standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

A copy of the standards is available at the Glendale Heights Police Department, 300 Civic Center Plaza.

Written comments may be sent by mail to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155, or by email to calea@calea.org.

The commission’s assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar but out-of-state agencies, according to the release. The assessors will review written material, interview individuals and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed.

Accreditation lasts three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited, the release stated.

For information about the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, visit calea.org or email calea@calea.org.

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