The Hinsdale Police Department has been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in Schaumburg.
In April 2014, an assessment team from the commission spent four days at the Police Department reviewing the agency’s compliance with the its standards. The department participated in a Gold Standard Assessment, available only to agencies which have an established history of successful re-accreditation. The assessors inspected the department, interviewed employees, members of the community and held a public information session to determine that the department met the requirements of a highly regarded body of law enforcement. The assessors found that indeed the agency was in compliance with all of these standards, and was successfully re-accredited for the sixth time since 1996.
The purpose of the accreditation process is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence. Accreditation is a voluntary process with only 5 percent of police department achieving accredited status.