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Police department accreditation assessment team invites public comment

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Nov 15, 2022

A team from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) will visit College of Lake County (CLC) Police Department Dec. 5 and 6 to determine if the CLC Police Department qualifies for ILEAP’s Tier Level 1 reaccreditation.

“CLC’s police department will be evaluated on the basis of 67 ILEAP standards regarding administration, operations, personnel and training,” said CLC Police Chief Brian Henry.

In order to complete the reaccreditation process, two ILEAP assessors, Lt. Jeff Hamer of the Macomb Police Department and Officer Jim Clark of the University of Illinois Police Department, will conduct an on-site assessment of the CLC Police Department. Agency personnel, elected officials and members of the community are invited to offer comments during a public information call-in session from 9-10 a.m. on Dec. 6 at 847-543-3414. Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the department’s ability to meet the ILEAP accreditation standards.

“Accreditation demonstrates that our department has achieved a level of professionalism among our law enforcement peers and validates the methods of service our members provide to the community in which they serve,” Chief Henry said.

In addition to improving our relationship with the CLC community, accreditation improves accountability while limiting liability and risk exposure, Chief Henry added. The credential recognizes the department’s professionalism, policies, procedures, facilities and equipment.

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About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.