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CALEA Accredited

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Press Release Date: November 26, 2001    || Archived October 3, 2002
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois State Police (ISP) has been accredited for the fourth time by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
 

"It is very rewarding to know that the improvements we’ve made by increasing the funding for Troopers, computers, cars, forensic equipment and personnel have resulted not only in assisting in re-accreditation but also in establishing the ISP as one of the top law enforcement agencies in the country," Governor Ryan said.
 

"CALEA accreditation makes an independent statement that the Illinois State Police is a premiere police organization," said ISP Director Sam W. Nolen. "We are very proud of this accomplishment and hope the citizens of the state are equally proud."
 

To be accredited, the ISP had to comply with 365 internationally accepted standards for the operation of police organizations. The ISP sent annual reports to CALEA attesting to compliance with the standards, as well as submitting to an on-site review by an experienced team of independent law enforcement assessors. The assessment team examined all aspects of the Agency’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
 

"Participation in the CALEA process is voluntary, but important," said Nolen. "It assures the citizens of Illinois that their state police is among the best in the nation."
 

The International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs’ Association, and Police Executive Research Forum established CALEA in 1979 as an independent accrediting authority. In 1986, the Illinois State Police became the first state police agency to be accredited and has maintained accreditation since that time.

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