Barrington Hills Police Department

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Police Department Earns Reaccreditation

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, Barrington Hills Police Department accepted its seventh accreditation award in Montgomery, Alabama from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  The department was initially accredited in March 2004.

Successful accreditation is a mark of law enforcement excellence. CALEA seeks to improve law enforcement service by maintaining a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals. It recognizes professional achievement by administering an accreditation process through which a law enforcement agency can demonstrate that it meets professionally recognized criteria for excellence in management and service delivery. Participation in the CALEA process is voluntary and only three percent of police departments nationwide choose to undergo accreditation.

Accreditation is an ongoing process. In the next four years, CALEA assessors will annually review the police department’s policies, procedures, and proofs of compliance to determine compliance to the CALEA standards and make any recommendations for improvement. These reviews will help to ensure the police department will be ready for its next site-based assessment in March 2028.


L to R-CALEA Executive Director Craig Hartley Jr. Accreditation Manager William Walsh, Chief Joseph Colditz, CALEA Commissioner Marlon Lynch