West Chicago Police Chief Michael Uplegger announced today that a team from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) will be in West Chicago on October 12 and 13, 2017 to examine all aspects of the West Chicago Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
Verification by the team that the West Chicago Police Department meets the ILEAP Tier Two standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel, elected officials and members of the community are invited to offer comments during a public information call-in session on October 13, 2017 between the hours of 9:00-11:00 a.m. by calling (630) 293-2222.
Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the Department’s ability to meet ILEAP standards. A copy of the standards is available on the City’s website, www.westchicago.org under Police, or through Management Analyst Dean Miles who may be reached at the West Chicago Police Station located at 325 Spencer Street, by calling (630) 293-2222.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the West Chicago Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write a letter to: West Chicago Police Department, 325 Spencer Street, West Chicago, Illinois 60185. Comments are also accepted by email at email@example.com.
The Department has to comply with a 180 ILEAP standards in order to gain accredited status, according to Chief Uplegger.
The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from agencies in Illinois. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed.
The assessors are:
Detective John Lawson – College of Lake County PD
Officer Roy Hanold – Sugar Grove PD
Once the ILEAP Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the ILEAP Committee Chairman who reviews and distributes the report to the Council for its review and action at the Council’s next scheduled meeting, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.
Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.