Orland Park Police Department Seeks State Accreditation

Orland Park Police Department Seeks State Accreditation
Posted on 08/22/2018

An independent team from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP), representing the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, will arrive on September 13, 2018 to review and examine all aspects of the Orland Park Police Department policies, procedures, management, operations and support services against established criteria of professional excellence.

The ILEAP assessors assigned to conduct the evaluation and audit are Sugar Grove Administrative Officer Roy Hanold and Mt. Prospect Commander Anthony Addante.

Roy Hanold retired from the Hanover Park Police Department after 28 years of service. He served as a patrol officer and was the agency's DARE/GREAT and Crime prevention officer. As a sergeant he supervised patrol shifts, the Tactical Unit and was the agency's Deputy CRT Commander. Following 9/11 he became the village's NIMS instructor.

He was later assigned as the department's CALEA accreditation manager and ultimately became an assessor for CALEA, where he traveled the country assessing a number of law enforcement agencies.

As a lieutenant, Hanold supervised the Patrol Division and later the Support Services Division. He implemented a number of programs while in Hanover Park to include a Community Policing Program which received an award from the IACP. Upon retiring he went to work for the Sugar Grove Police Department where he currently serves as the Administrative Officer.

Mr. Hanold is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (#164). Mr. Hanold received his education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia College.

Commander Anthony Addante is a 19 year veteran of the Mount Prospect Police Department. Commander Addante has served as a Patrol Officer, Gang Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Training and Policy Sergeant, and Patrol Commander. Commander Addante earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Northern Illinois University and Master of Science in Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University.

During the two-day onsite assessment, the assessors will be tasked to determine if the Orland Park Police Department meets and exceeds the standards necessary to achieve ILEAP's highest level of accreditation. If successful, The Orland Park Police Department once again will join only 29 other law enforcement agencies that have received the coveted accreditation status through ILEAP as of August 20, 2018.

As part of the onsite assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team regarding the Orland Park Police Department's ability to comply with ILEAP's professional standards. The public may contact 708-364-8124 on September 14, 2018 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Telephone comments are limited to five minutes in length. Persons may also comment on the Department's ability to comply with ILEAP standards via email with Roy Hanold at rhanold@sugargroveil.gov.

The ILEAP accreditation standards are available for review on the Illinois Chiefs of Police Association website www.ilchiefs.org, under the "Programs" tab.

Further questions about the ILEAP accreditation process can be forward to Chief Timothy J. McCarthy or Lieutenant Eric Rossi of the Orland Park Police Department.