Champaign Police Invite Public Comment During Upcoming Assessment

The Champaign Police Department is soliciting community feedback as part of an on-site assessment of the department’s operations. On April 4-5, 2024, a team of auditors for the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) will be in Champaign to review the Champaign Police Department’s policies, procedures, operations, management, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by calling 217-403-6955 on Friday, April 5, 2024, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The audit team requests that comments address the Champaign Police Department’s ability to comply with ILEAP standards. Comments are limited to five minutes. Written comments can be mailed or dropped off at the Champaign Police Department, 82 E. University Avenue, ATTN: ILEAP ASSESSMENT, Champaign, IL 61820. Comments can also be emailed to [email protected]. All written comments related to accreditation received by April 5, 2024, will be shared with the assessment team.

The on-site assessment will determine whether the Champaign Police Department continues to meet each of the 181 standards required to achieve ILEAP’s highest level of accreditation, Tier Two. The Champaign Police Department was the second department in Illinois to undergo assessment through the ILEAP accreditation program in 2010.

Following the on-site visit, the assessment team will develop a report of their findings and forward the report to the ILEAP Accreditation Council. The Council then discusses the team’s findings and determines whether Champaign Police have met the required professional standards to continue its accreditation. If granted, accreditation lasts for four years.

Continued accreditation through ILEAP demonstrates that the Champaign Police Department maintains a high level of professionalism among law enforcement agencies in Illinois and validates the methods used to provide services to our community. In addition to improving processes and procedures through best practices, accreditation makes the agency more accountable for its actions, with the additional benefits of limiting liability and risk exposure.

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