On June 13th and 14th 2019, the Rolling Meadows Police Department went through a rigorous process to attempt to attain Tier one accreditation through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) The assessors that were assigned to Rolling Meadows examined all aspects of the Rolling Meadows Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
Verification by the team that the Rolling Meadows Police Department meets the ILEAP Tier one standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation.
The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from agencies in Illinois. The assessors reviewed written materials, interviewed individuals, and visited offices and other locations where compliance was witnessed by the assigned team.
The Department had to comply with 67 ILEAP standards in order to gain the accredited status.
Once the ILEAP Assessors completed their review of the agency, they reported back to the ILEAP Committee Chairman who reviewed and distributed the report to the Council for its review and action at the Council’s next scheduled meeting.
On July 31st, Chief Nowacki received notification that the department met the standards as provided in Tier one.
The police department was granted the accreditation status, which will be for four years. During the four years the police department must submit annual reports proving continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
On September 10th, Chief Kushner of the Desplaines Police Department and Vice President of the Illinois Association of Chief's of Police at the Rolling Meadows City Council Meeting awarded Chief Nowacki this prestigious award.