DEPARTMENT AWARDED FULL ACCREDITATION STATUS BY CALEA
During the weekend of November 5, 2016, Chief James R. Kruger Jr. and Sergeant Benjamin Kadolph attended the CALEA Conference in South Carolina. On Saturday, Chief Kruger and Sergeant Kadolph testified in front of the Accreditation Review Committee and were approved for recommendation to the full Commission. Later that evening, the full Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies awarded the Department Full Accreditation status for the next four years.
The primary purpose of CALEA is to improve law enforcement service by creating a national body of over 400 standards developed by law enforcement professionals. CALEA accreditation serves as a strong foundation to assist the Oak Brook Police Department in attaining the high level of professional service it provides to the community. In July, the on-site assessment was conducted by two CALEA assessors. The Assessor Team sent us their report on October 18, 2016 and stated “The Oak Brook Police Department to be a professional law enforcement agency committed to providing high quality police services to its community. The agency provides excellent leadership and is staffed by professional, highly competent, dedicated and caring officer and employees." The Assessors also commended Chief Kruger for his very strong commitment to the CALEA Accreditation process. To review the entire Assessment Report, please click here.