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Press Release- COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION APPLIES FOR REACCREDITATION

7/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS- A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Monday, July 29, 2019 to examine all aspects of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office's Communications Division policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.  The McHenry County Sheriff's Office Communications Division is working to continue its status through this first reaccreditation process.

 As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public call in session on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 beginning at 1:00 P.M.  until 3:00 P.M.

Comments will be taken during those hours by the members of the Assessment Team by calling (815) 334-4958.

 Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's compliance with CALEA Standards.  A copy of the standards will be available for review at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, Illinois.  Please contact Accreditation Manager Carolyn Decman at (815) 334-4798 for an appointment.

 Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Communication Division's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation are requested to write the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.  The McHenry County Sheriff's Office CALEA Accreditation Program Manager is Christy Goddard.  She has assigned the assessment team composed of law enforcement professionals from out-of-state agencies to review written materials, conduct interviews and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed.

 Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted reaccredited status.  The accreditation process, under the direction of Sheriff Bill Prim is managed by Carolyn Decman, Communications CALEA Manager.

 For more information on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or call (800) 368-3757 or www.calea.org.

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