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The Hinsdale Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Memorial Hall, Village of Hinsdale Memorial Building located at 19 East Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale, Illinois.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (630) 417-2903 on Monday, April 3, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to ten 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, Hinsdale, Illinois. The contact at the department is Deputy Chief Tom Lillie and he can be reached at 630-789-7070.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Hinsdale Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia20155.