Police Receive 4th CALEA Award

Police Department Receives 4th Law Enforcement Accreditation Award
Posted on 11/20/2017
The Arlington Heights Police Department has joined an impressive group of less than 4% of law enforcement agencies in the nation in receiving the Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on November 18. Police Chief Gerald S. Mourning, Administrative Services Deputy Chief Nicholas A. Pecora, Jr. and Accreditation Manager, Sergeant Greg Czernecki, appeared before the Commission for a final review and presentation of the award. 

The Police Department was initially accredited in 2008. The purpose and mission of law enforcement accreditation is two-fold. First, to establish a body of standards designed to increase agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of public safety services and, second, to establish and administer a series of accreditation programs through which public safety agencies can demonstrate voluntarily that they meet an established set of professionally recognized standards leading to excellence in management and service delivery.
 
“The Arlington Heights Police Department has been dedicated to the accreditation process as a means to ensure compliance to established criteria in law enforcement best practices,” Deputy Chief Pecora stated. “The award is a continued validation the men and women of the Arlington Heights Police Department are dedicated to providing the Village of Arlington Heights community with exceptional police services.”