Law Enforcement Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
Community members have multiple options to register comments about Naperville Police Department
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive December 2, 2019, to conduct an assessment examining all aspects of the Naperville Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. Verification by the team that the Naperville Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain continued advanced accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
The Naperville Police Department has been accredited since 1992, and its Communications Section has been accredited since 2001. This assessment will be the second time that the Naperville Police Department’s law enforcement and communications programs will be reviewed concurrently by CALEA.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. The public may call (630) 305-5299 on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 3, 2019, between 1 and 3 p.m. Following the call-in session, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, a Public Information Forum will be held in the Community Room located at the Police Department, 1350 Aurora Ave., Naperville, Illinois, to allow all interested persons to speak directly with the CALEA assessors.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the Public Information Forum are limited to ten (10) minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available for review at the Naperville Police Department. The local contacts are Interim Accreditation and Compliance Coordinator Officer Juan Rios at (630) 548-2989 and Communications Accreditation Manager Anita Kappra at (630) 305-5272.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Naperville Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation may write to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155. Comments may be submitted electronically by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any individual with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a public meeting should contact the Communications Department at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The Communications Department can be reached in person at 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, Illinois, via telephone at (630) 420-6707 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) or via e-mail at email@example.com. Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.
The assessment process will be conducted by retired Chief of Police Scott Cunningham, past chief of three North Carolina police departments, most recently of the Kernersville, NC Police Department; Tamera Bulla the Director of Research and Planning for the Howard County Police Department in Maryland; and retired Chief of Police Robin Geis of the City of Dublin, OH. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and conduct a facility inspection for evidence of compliance. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report back to the Commission, which will then decide if the police department will be granted accreditation status. Accreditation is for four years, during which time the police department will submit annual reports documenting continued compliance with standards.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., write the Commission at the above address, visit their website at www.calea.org or call (703) 352-4225.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.