The department remains professionally accredited by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police through their Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP). The ILEAP Accreditation award symbolized the department’s achievement in excellence. The agency has reached a level of professional esteem through audits, inspections, and peer critique in an effort to maintain the best practices in the field of policing. the department has been accredited since October of 2012 and recently completed the re-accreditation process in December of 2017. In addition, the department is currently a Tier 2 accredited department.