Since 2004, the Barrington Hills Police has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Accreditation is a voluntary process of continuous review and improvement which ensures that the policies and practices of the department conform to professionally established standards.
The Police Department works daily to maintain compliance with the standards. Every three years, agencies must apply for re-accreditation, which is formal recognition that an agency has an excellent record of service and operation. These awards are a testament to the service and commitment of police department staff members.
In addition to the Illinois State Police, and three County Sheriff’s Department’s, the Department is one of only 45 municipal law enforcement agencies accredited in Illinois. The Department is also the only accredited police agency in the Barrington Area Council of Governments and was the first in the McHenry County Council of Governments to achieve accreditation.